Family Recipe

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The kitchen was small,
like the house,
a Formica table
ringed by fridge and stove,
small run of cabinets
framing the one window,
sink below.

How could a space
so tight
serve as launch site
for cookies and candy
so grand
and varied?

How could a woman
so full of bitter
produce so much
sweet?

December 2013
Julie Ayers

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