A Requiem for Cooking
by Rebecca Newth
For behold you look for the dill sauce
but it is deep in the cupboard
and lo, there is no one to help.
Had you desired it, you might have
found another at the grocer
or crawled into the cupboard for it
that you might be pleased with the lamb
rather than troubled
and your nose seizing up with dust;
nor should you seek from your neighbor
for yet your own shelf–space
shall be washed clean and you shall know what is within it
whether there be dill sauce or not
ye shall know.