16 February 2011

Bakers Favour


corn and barley bread
for all intents except a recipe;
to say it failed equates
to larceny of taste, there’s
gustatory evidence the baker
made a fair attempt

I’d eat the same again –
but then I made the loaf
from someone else’s memory
I’ve tried the bread before
but never seen the flour
as such until today

I’ll try again – the faith I
have in flavours lends belief
ingredients bequeath unique
and special favours to the culinary
favoured; I’ll pray to be
allowed the same relief
© 28 October 2010, I. D. Carswell