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SOUP

From the sky
to the lake
to the pipes
to the tap
to the pot
Add vegetables, herbs, and oil
Simmer slowly
Sip by the window,
thanking the rain

SOUP

From the sky
to the lake
to the pipes
to the tap
to the pot
Add vegetables, herbs, and oil
Simmer slowly
Sip by the window,
thanking the rain

Karen Anderson  61, Seattle

 
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READING NOW The Dark End of the Street: Margins in American Vanguard Poetry by Maria Damon.
WRITING LIKE WATER I try to carve away the materials that hide a story the way that water carves away wood, stone, land.
DEAREST BODY OF WATER The Atlantic Ocean. I hear it in my sleep.

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