Octagonal Lazy Susan

An octagonal lazy susan

on the kitchen table

an onyx cheese board

a polished stone tablet

befitting a curved cheese-knife

and crackers and Brie

Milk jug and a lidded sugar bowl

hospital stainless steel urns

decorate it now,


awaiting a table setter

Howard Fox

13 iii 2023

Canine reverie disturbed

A stretch of writers arms



Victualler’s steel

hanging on the kitchen wall:

A sound of metal filing

of sieves against ladels.

Alarm, enough to

move a canine

to a fit of

yawns and whimpers

and whys

and licks and paws

and company …