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Grandma Low's Doughnuts

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Grandma Low's Doughnuts

In total darkness flesh rests
and at first light rises.
Sky blue eyes search 
bibles and cookbooks for direction.
Bless cheeks with pink powder blush.
Punch dough down.
Dress fingers in white flour dust.
Invoke a flame.
She commands all the elements,
motions us to stand and watch
at her tall stove-pot.
We peer over the edge
into galaxies of hot oil.
Planets pop and bob into life.
Aroma undoes us and
time floats hellishly slow.

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  1. Date: 5/5/2009 2:51:00 PM
    You're kind of Dickensy at bringing a scene to life. Stacey told me about you in glowing terms and I believe every word. Love, daver

  1. Date: 5/1/2009 8:17:00 AM
    This is excellent poetry...."planets pop and bob into life"...the imagination in this stunning poem is wonderful....I would love to take a bite of one of those warm "planets" right this moment!