Even with a physical degree of
Sentient wherewithal, an
Essential life hack is most
Handy when at hand.
She, who possesses the acumen,
Put together a hearty breakfast
Enjoying her residency in an
Unfamiliar kitchen, the maternal
Sibling skillfully made home
With a hodgepodge of cooking
An aluminum Dutch oven; a
Gourmet frying pan; a medium-
Sized, stainless steel mixing bowl;
A large glass salad bowl (re-
Purposed); a hand-crank rotary
Egg beater (nicknamed the Knuckle
Buster); a razor sharp santoku
Knife; mini claw tipped silicone
Tongs; and, a heat-resistant plastic
There was enough food prepared
To accommodate the gathering;
The meal was styled to allow the
Passing of bowls around and across
The table, if arms were unable to
Self-served spoonfuls of scrambled
Eggs, fried potatoes, and a sautéed
Bell pepper medley--
The portions were placed upon
Generation-faded floral patterned
China; flatware, from the
Miscellaneous collection, fed
Morsels into mouths; with pinky
Finger tucked, pinched crispy
Bacon strips were chomped.
They ate and conversed contently
For a while; then all except one
Excused themselves and nodded
Off into contemplation.
Last but not least, baby brother,
Having cleaned his plate,
Cleared the table.
The dishes were piled in and beside
The sink, washed, rinsed and arranged
On the rack to drip dry.
Sis awoke not surprised; pleased,
She figured this would happen:
After he eats, before he runs.