Study the spoon and find round impressions
distorted like thoughtless views.
Cold pans and pots awaiting work
like minds watching television news.
Note the corner for kibbles and nestled dog fur
unhidden like a natural laugh.
Small power motors empowering cooking tools
just as scents awaken the brain's photograph.
Water runs on and on then off
dedicated to usefulness - a parenting dream.
A messy drawer inhabited by junk
parallels the sparkling ideas we have yet to scheme.
Imagine nocturnal drinking-glass coffee-cup battles
silly yet resembles the petty elephants held within.
Finally a click of the light switch sounding off or on
enabling sustenance day or night again.
- mailed to Connecticut -
- artwork by Frank Stella -