Prompt #2: Recipe for a non-food item
- Four and twenty birds…
not only rusty blackbirds, but blue
jays and cardinals and goldfinches
the small house finch with his cherry
hood, the cocksure mocker with his flick
- Next grate the lemon fragrance of four
’o’clocks, magenta blossoms, silvery
perfume. Infuse the morning light below
before combining with birds.
- Gild thickly with infused sunlight
as light as the clear post-dawn air.
Incorporate birds, sunlight, and fragrance
gently, so that birds still flutter then perch.
- Sprinkle heavily with the stolen songs
of crow and raven, covered by mockingbird.
Let notes sift between birds, while mixture thickens.
Admixture should be cool and slightly sweet.
- Finally, spritz lightly with the sound of birds
bathing, four fledgling starlings clustered in a bowl
of cool water. Once done, allow recipe to bloom
in the bowl of morning. Balance done in minutes.