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"The Bread Maker"

Strong arms rolling dough over dough over dough

burnished in the glow of the heat of the sun and fire

from the light coming in and the great oven dome

Tanning dough, baking fast, turning over

setting on a flat wooden oar, parsing sweat from pores

dirty apron, dirt floor

muscles shining wet and pumping

dough over dough over dough

Staring at the dough in the flame like a show

timing burn even glaze in the blaze

lining bread in a box in a row

"The Bread Maker" by Nina Ricci ©2019 All Rights Reserved

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