I tried again,
the same milk, warmed to 110 degrees,
a paltry amount of commercial yogurt scraped
from the plastic container and mixed in.
The same ice box with a lamp inside,
this time, a warm corn bag wrapped around
the same ceramic pot,
at the same moment the next morning
I tipped the container and smiled to
see the yogurt hold its shape.
my day was different, happier than
yesterday because my yogurt yog'ed.
Buyers, beware of $13 Bulgarian starters
from foo-foo stores that don't
work as advertised.