the children take them to school in lunches;
Mother puts one in her bag to eat her yogurt later;
a few disappear into the garbage disposal only
to emerge with edges sharp enough to cut
unwary lips slipping along its concavity,
(immersed in the pleasure of ice cream slipping
off the spoon onto an eager tongue).
Simply put, spoons disappear.
Just as one grows leeks and onions from sets,
so can spoons be grown this way;
starting from tiny spoons bought from
your local garden center, they grow from
teaspoons to tablespoons over the summer;
they do not freeze over the winter
and ladles may be harvested in