Monday, August 16, 2010

Deep-Dish Pineapple Upside-Down Cake

She put the deep-dish
pineapple upside-down cake
in to bake; went to blow-dry her hair
and moisten her skin.
Outside in the summer heat
water streamed from a hose
into pots full of silk plants.
Then she got in her car
reset the odometer to all zeroes
and drove off leaving the cake to scorch
the pots to overflow
the blow-dryer to burn the house down.

--for Big Tent's wordle prompt.
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11 comments:

Naquillity said...

she's going to come home to an unwelcome surprise. nicely done. have a great day.

Paul Oakley said...

I like the way you construct in order to tear down, so to speak, baking a cake, moistening her skin, watering the plants - but sets the trip meter to destruction: cake scorched, pots overflowing, and the house burnt down.

vivinfrance said...

I like it! Mine originally had a pineapple upside-down cake, but I had to change it because I couldn't make it scan. Your whole scene is delicious.

Derrick said...

A domesticated lady bent on freedom!

nan said...

I like it! It will be interesting to see how many of us will use the image of pineapple upside down cake! You and I had several similar phrases even though the poems are very different. The fun of the Wordle!!

1sojournal said...

I didn't do the Wordle, had a bit of distraction this past week. But, I love what you did with it. Such a fine line between sanity, order, and total chaos. You found that line and more.

Elizabeth

b_ said...

I've looked at this both as premeditation and as impulse. Not sure which I like best

Wayne Pitchko said...

delicious Tiel.....thanks for this treat

Deb said...

I like the idea that rotates around "upside down" -- the hinge (watering silk plants) caught me just right.

Leo said...

oh nice different one..! :) revenge at another home?

Tumblewords: said...

great twirl and fashion -