Photography © Edward S. Gault
Cooking dinner alone
Please relieve my evening
of motto, immodesty, and screen
of steamed, stubborn broccoli
of hypnotic, hygienic routine.
I stand tallest in the pantry.
What does that leave me?
Even the cheese melts fetal in heat
so it can spread and smoke so loudly.
I could versify pornographic distraction
or bend the wheat real funny
but there’s all this room on the tile for action:
drop an egg and see if it’s runny.
Vaughn Hayes is a poet and writer living in central Kentucky. His work has been featured in Harbinger Asylum. Words are his whole world.
Edward S. Gault is a poet and fine art photographer. He lives at Mosaic Commons, a co-housing community in Berlin, Ma. He has a wife Karen, and daughter.