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The edge of the dish rag
Lapping the stove top
Caught with a terrifying whoosh
Thank god I was standing there
With the extinguisher to hand.
Is that how you felt
When I screamed at your betrayal
And you simply extinguished it
in relief

#22 in 30 Poems for September
And on prompt for the dverse quadrille challenge of 9/23/19

19 thoughts on “A well-equipped kitchen

    • Exactly. I would love to be able to say it was entirely deliberate, but I tend to go on instinct with these things, and sometimes it just works out.

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