Wednesday, February 22, 2006


I Want To

be the breadwinner
win bread I want to
bread the win and start
again I want to dust
the counter with flour
knead with knuckles
wait for rising.

stay-at-home and write
write the home win
the bread with writing
clean the counter
for the dusting
flip the pan
gold dome in hand.


Blogger Pat Paulk said...

Had to read this several times. Like the line breaks, interspersed with rhyme. Excellent poem!!

8:50 AM, February 24, 2006  
Blogger J.B. Rowell said...

Thanks Pat - it is a jumble - but so are the labels/roles we take on . . .

8:44 PM, February 25, 2006  
Blogger Rae Pater said...

Hey, I really like this!

Would you like to take part in the feminist project I mentioned on my blog? This would be a great feminist statement!
If you're interested let me know and I'll email you the details.

11:53 PM, February 25, 2006  
Blogger J.B. Rowell said...

Thanks Rae - I'd love to part of the feminist project - send the info! I think this needs work, and I got some good feedback today in a workshop and I may end up having another stanza and I need to deal with the "I" in the first stanza and no "I" in the second . . .

5:50 PM, February 26, 2006  
Blogger Rae Pater said...

I've sent the info. Let me know if you don't get it.

10:10 PM, February 26, 2006  

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