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“CRUMPETS”

like a soft wave

it wafts

through the front door

 

we’d say

we could smell it

a block away

 

but truly

we only knew

right before

(or was it as soon as)

we opened the door

 

mom was baking bread again

and bread dough meant

 

CRUMPETS!

 

fresh cut chunks of dough

dropped into spitting hot oil

browning up crusty

on the outside

soft and delicate

on the inside

so hot

we’d pick them up

only to drop them

in order to

blow on our fingers

 

then dipping them

into thin brown sugar

and butter syrup

mom prepared

for the occasion

 

such a treat

such a delight

such a wonder

 

our mom

 

taking something

as simple as

bread dough

in oil

to tickle the delight

of her children

 

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