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Boy Wanted

By: Ardis E. Parshall - January 08, 2013

Boy Wanted

By Elsie McKinnon Strachan

I have need for a boy in my kitchen,
To approve of my culinary art,
To butter my mornings with questions,
To put spice in my middle-aged heart;

Anticipatory, impatient,
A boy eager and ready to eat;
With a grin hiding under a doughnut –
Unimpressed with today’s cost of meat.

I have need for a boy in my kitchen,
With an appetite deep as a wish,
With a finger to salvage loose frosting,
And, especially, to clean out the dish.

(1955)



3 Comments »

  1. I’m going to frame this one and put it in my kitchen. What a great thing for a grandma’s kitchen. I love this woman!

    Comment by Carol — January 8, 2013 @ 2:33 pm

  2. What a gifted writer. What a find!

    Comment by David Y. — January 8, 2013 @ 2:35 pm

  3. If you’re making doughnuts with frosting, I could be over in 15 minutes! (What brand of sugar, though?)

    Comment by Grant — January 8, 2013 @ 7:29 pm

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