All morning I look at the clock
Waiting for the moment I can announce that
I think I’ll have some popcorn. If it’s
Too early then I have nothing to look forward to later.
Too late and my stomach feels deflated and growls
When I decide that enough time has passed
I get out the machine
My jar of kernels
A big wooden bowl
Butter and cup
I measure out three tablespoons of popcorn
Place the bowl carefully under the chute
And plug the machine in.
While the kernels are heating up and starting to pop
I cut a tablespoon of butter into the cup
Melt it to yellow and
When the bowl is filled
Pour the butter on top. I
Take my bowl to the corner of the sofa
And eat kernel by kernel by handful
and lick my lips. Sadly
When I am finished
All I wish is that
I had a bowl of popcorn to look forward to.