I wipe pots with the black bamboo
cloth you gave me for Christmas. I wipe pots
and think about the red bamboo apron. You wanted me
to make dinner, naked, the apron rubbing my —
and heat inspiring
steam to rise.
Gail Langstroth earned an MFA in poetry from Drew University. She's the recipient of the 2011 Patricia Dobler Poetry Prize from Carlow University and an honorable mention for the 2012 Passager Poetry Contest. She spent 38 years in Europe as an international lecturer and eurythmy performer. She lives in Regent Square. Many writers featured in Chapter & Verse are guests of Prosody, produced by Jan Beatty and Ellen Wadey. Prosody airs every Saturday morning on 90.5 FM.