the crust

I make bread
not the way
mom and grandma did,
kneading until knuckles were clean
of flour

but with my Kitchenaid
with a dough hook

funny how that smell
of bread, still warm
cut open
spread with butter
and honey

reminds me of them
no matter how I made it

and I smile and sigh
before my teeth
kiss the crust


About Susan L Daniels

I am a firm believer that politics are personal, that faith is expressed through action, and that life is something that must be loved and lived authentically--or why bother with any of it?
This entry was posted in New Free Verse and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

6 Responses to the crust

  1. Love this!

    “before my teeth/
    kiss the crust”


  2. Susan, it’s been ages. Trust you are doing well. So nice to read from you again. 🙂

  3. It has been ages! Nice to see your haiku today, too. Also hope this finds you well.

  4. I love the detail of transferee knowledge “kneading until knuckles were clean
of flour”. Very nice

altercation, analysis, argument, argumentation, canvass, colloquy, confabulation, conference, consideration, consultation, contention, controversy, conversation, crossfire, debate, deliberation, dialogue, discourse, disputation, dispute, dissertation, examination, exchange, excursus, groupthink, huddle, interview, meet, meeting, powwow, quarrel, review, scrutiny, symposium, ventilation, wrangling...these are all the synonyms in the thesaurus and all are welcome here!

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

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

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google 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 )

Connecting to %s