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 hollow and growly
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, their
Explosions drowning out the radio
I cut a tablespoon of butter into the cup
Melt it to yellow and
When the bowl is filled with popcorn
Pour the melted butter on top. I
Take my bowl to the corner of the sofa
And eat and lick my lips and when I’m finished
All I wish is that
I had a bowl of popcorn to look forward to.