NaPoWrimo poetry

Day 1.

How to make a sourdough loaf.

Its my second try in recent days

last time it wouldn’t rise

and when baked still it was

solid dough inside

why won’t I rise?

Today I will not neglect

the kneading, I will not

leave the dough and go out,

I will not abandon my loaf.

Today I will stay real close by

watching, nurturing, committed

following exactly the instructions.

I will knead and wait,

dust with more flour.

Today I will add patience, care,

love, notice, more attention. All

the things my loaf seeks. She’s

sitting on a tea towel in the colander

now, begging. Waiting to double

in size.