Poetry Scraps: How To Break Up Ramen Noodles

How to break up Ramen Noodles

My daughter can’t

seem to break them up

she comes to us asking

for help and I tell her

to remember the trick

I taught her

when she leaves, my husband

asks, “What’s your trick?”

“I feel along

the bag  looking for weakness

in the structure, like finding

a person’s insecurities

and then start to chip away

at them.”

“Huh,” he turned

his head to the side

“I just pick them up and snap

them in half.”


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