a woman snaps her spine
carrying a load
up a set of stairs
for decades

the basket holds
three eggs
she will offer
to Hestia

one by one
the eggs tumble
from her basket
and crack open

eggs inside out
reveal paintings
even Michaelangelo
would find marvelous

but the woman
scoops the yolks back
tries to contain
her beautiful eggs

their shells are dust
blown away
but the woman
grabs a vacuum

there is no
saving eggs
that you refuse
to let hatch

there is no
right way
but there are
many wrong ways

to cook
an egg

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