Whimsy

While the Pasta Cooks

In the minutes before dinner,

 boiling water bubbling,

pasta quickly growing soft,

daughter plays the piano,

dog lounges post-walk,

and I strategize:

When do I need to go back to church?

How many things can I do before bedtime?

What do I need to pack for my trip?

What do the pets need?

Do I have house keys? 

And why did I cook a whole box?

3 thoughts on “While the Pasta Cooks”

  1. Leftovers —you cook a whole box for leftovers. At least that’s what I tell myself as I cook a whole box for just the 2 of us.

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