My wood cook stove is left over
From when I was a hippie
And lived in the woods
It cost $10.25 at the Masonic auction
In those days
Everyone wanted electric.
For years I cooked all my hippie food on the stove
Oatmeal soup brown rice whole wheat bread
Now I have a gas stove to cook on but
The old wood stove sits right across the kitchen
And I light a fire when it’s cold out.
First I crumple newspaper
Then layer a few pine sticks
Then a piece of maple.
I light a match and fire up the kindling, blow on the embers
And all crouched down I watch the flames.