The Separator

It stands solid, stony face peers at a bowl and mixer.
Flour, butter and ice-water; mix, flatten and roll.
Wrap atop a rolling pin; drape over a pie tin.
Form crust to fit pan.

A grey cardboard carton with twelve bottom bulges,
Flip the top to expose six brown ovoid shapes.
A bulbous nose protrudes
over a bushy ceramic mustache;

Crack! the shell opens and insides spill
into the hollow head cavity.
Tilt the cup, nose down,
sticky goo trickles through its nostrils.

Yolks and lemon merge with gelatin.
Whip the snot to light, fluffy peaks.

— November 1, 2009

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