Thursday, January 08, 2009

The New Kitchen

[For the first Monday Poetry Stretch this year, Tricia at The Miss Rumphius Effect set us to write about our mother's kitchen. She'll round up everyone's (check them out) but here is mine. There were some details to the challenge and the hardest was to leave myself out of the poem!]

The New Kitchen

Was it just ten years ago
that the kitchen was new?
A new marriage, new house,
and the first dinner party
when she pulled the roast from one
of the pair of new turquoise wall-ovens.

She couldn't have imagined then
that she'd want more space and
a modern harvest-gold stove instead.
The demolition starts next week
but it seems like only yesterday...

The new dining table was set
at the end of the new living room.
Betty and Jake were already
having a drink with her new husband.
The new doorbell rang and while
Charlie joined the party at the bar,
Mary Lou brought her green bean salad
into the kitchen where the new countertops
sparkled with built-in glitter.


Janet said...

Love this reminds me of the 50s :-)

sister AE said...

Hi, Janet. I was thinking 1961, but everything came late to the midwest in the pre-cable, pre-internet days...

Tricia said...

I love this. I too focused on my mother's kitchen before a renovation. The one I still remember is the old one.

sister AE said...

Thanks, Tricia. Cool prompt.