Meringue

 

Separating an egg is a tricky
business: cracking the shell
in just the right spot,
 

gently slipping the unfertilised
contents between two halves
above separate, spotless bowls.
 

Viscous albumen runs
reluctant from ripe vitellus,
dangling above cavernous Pyrex
 

while yellow orb sits bulging
in hard brown casing
waiting for the tip.
 

I will leave you now
in your quiet kitchen
to form your stiff, white peaks
 

while I turn my bowl upside down
and let the glorious saffron yolk
slide down my beaming face.
 
 

Advertisements

Leave a comment

Filed under Free Verse, Poetry

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s