Sustenance

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Sustenance

Tis not so much 
the mac and cheese, 

but rather, 

the imperturbable patience 
of waiting 
for the troubling of the water— 

the softening of the noodles,
crunchy underfoot— 

the precise measurements,
of milk and butter,

and the
 
sipping from the 
 
slender stemmed glass 
 
of soothing chardonnay.
 
. . . j

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