Knife flies, onions weep,
garlic peel sticks
Mother cries with throat clogs.
Time flies while Fur Elise sweeps
This was no season for angst.
Where is the time kept that perfected
Sisyphean over and over
around and around, up and down
in and out
marks dread’s thread pulled
over years and ages and days and
minutes to hold in a No. N.O.
Yet, here I am, wheeling the knife
shaping the pieces, carving the chunks
that eases with less than Herculean.
I’m quite impressed
Beethoven, Orff and Bizet serenade
with an flow that marks success.
Smile fills my plate.
Why did I not know it could be this easy?