How I Make a Fire

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

Nut loaf

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.

About Karen To and Fro

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