BREAKFAST DREAMS (April Poem-A-Day Challenge - Day 7...A scene of interacting without words)

 

without prompting or guidance

without further insistence

he fills the briki with water

takes the plates to the garden

 

she turns on the stove

adds sugar to the water

grabs bread, butter, and jam

which he takes from her hands

 

the children are gathered

around the outside table

and watch squirrels and birds

on top of the birdhouse gable

 

the water now boils

the briki’s removed

coffee’s stirred in

he hands her the cups

 

the five gather now

faces light up

smiles all around…

the alarm now sounds.