From the Same Flour*

December 28, 2010

By Diane Barrera Turner
2007 Merit Award

Placard design by Egress Studio

The smell of the flour, the kneading of the dough
Memories embedded of my “abuela” long ago
I ate tortillas, my friend ate bread
My hair was dark and curly, her hair was red
Together we grew like intertwined leaves
We were tossed and tumbled by the insistent breeze
Sometimes we reflect on the lives that we led
For I ate tortillas and she ate bread

*Copyright 2007 by Diane Barrera Turner. This poem appears in POETRY WALK: Sue C. Boynton Poetry Contest – The First Five Years. Info: Book! Placard design by Egress Studio.

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Placard design by Egress Studio
Poem copyright 2010 by Sierra Golden. This poem is included in POETRY WALK: Sue C. Boynton Poetry Contest – The First Five Years. Info: Book! Placard design by Egress Studio.
Poem can also be read here.

2010 Merit Award
What I really like about making bread
By Sierra Golden

I touch you again. Quick
Sift flours together. Add
Yeast, seeds for color, salt
For flavor. My fingers are still
Nimble when I fill the center
Of the bowl with oil, but I cannot
Ignore what water does:
A ball forms, and its powdered
Warmth is my hand on your
Face. Its mottled colors,
The freckles I kissed. To keep
Myself from holding such energy
To my cheek, I knead
And I knead
And I knead.

*Copyright 2010 by Sierra Golden. This poem appears in POETRY WALK: Sue C. Boynton Poetry Contest – The First Five Years. Info: Book!

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