Day#10 of IntrotoPoetry
I was supposed to complete this challenge days ago, but thinking about the future is something I just don’t do, or to be more accurate, something I avoid doing. But, a challenge is a challenge, and I am a woman of my word. So here goes.
Today I cooked under candlelight.
The tube light in the kitchen had gone off with a pop,
And we used candles saved up from a Diwali when we
Almost burned our house for light near the stove.
Under candlelight, everything softened. The onions glowed
Shyly, turning pink in a pool of yellow. The garlic seemed to melt
Like butter. And I thought, in the future, when life seems tough,
I should just light a candle to watch it turn softer.
Five minutes later, the curry burned to death.