Dec 30, 2009

Requiem For A Friend

Today I experienced a loss. This is very personal and hard to talk about. So I thought some free form poetry would help me to work through the grief, and introduce you all to a dear friend who you sadly will never get to meet.



I first was introduced

to my

sourdough starter

By Bill.


Given in a tupperware

from his kitchen to mine

it traveled.


Sourdough

You. Have. Been.

Bread

Pizza

Rolls

Friend


We all thought your glass jar would keep you.

Safe.

We all were


Wrong.


Two years I fed you twice a month.


T o d a y ,

I cleaned your mess. Picked glass from your flesh. Fingers heavy

with sticky

dough.


Down the sink you went.

Down.

Goodbye.



goodbye

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