Barbara A. Taylor, AU




Kitchen Castles

Wizened sweet potatoes sprout elegant slim towersfantasy castles, stretching tall towards the light. Mud wasps build adobe villas. Cobwebs shimmy in cornices. My compost bin crawls with amoebae working wonders. A splayed, zapped mouse gone solid, clings to the back of this old stove. Python's lacy skin is coiled on the kitchen floor. Rodents' droppings in gnawed oak drawers. Lizard-licked black skinned bananas. Green frog flicks in the cool of the sink. Swallows enter at their will. Red Back spiders spintraps in windowsills.

homeward bound
marching breadcrumbs
across the table





Other poems in this issue by Barbara A. Taylor:

Haibun—Kitchen Castles

RengaySurfing Our Century

RengayThree-Sided Affairs

Senryu Sequence






to the top