Tuesday, August 3, 2010

A Trifle

is a many-layered dessert of many
layers. My uncle cuts marshmallows
(Mmmmallows ©) into one of them
with scissors; the pieces stick
like orphaned ducklings to the blade.
Three times he has asked
his watching wife and guest if they are ready
for desert, and probably because they want
dessert they do not interrupt his laughter
with an answer.