I love the grasp of a hair in tweezers,
the tug as I pull it from the mole on my chin.
I love fried eggs in a pan,
the lip-smacking smooches
as their conversation fizzes
like old lovers reunited after years apart.
I love watching brewed tea and milk collide
love the power I hold with a spoon
as liquids reveal thin, gnarled tendrils
surrendering into a shade of beige.
I love making popcorn, love
the children’s faces and open
mouths, as we hear the snaps,
see the quivering lid.
I think what a thrill it would be to throw
my bubbling fury into space
and see scorched clouds
ignite the sky as they ascend
is a poet from Oxfordshire and mother to three young children. When not writing poetry or parenting, she works for an online educational enterprise for young people.
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