Escape
Erin Cartwright
Fallen into Place
Rachel Rosebrock

The first time you do it
it’s electrifying, kneading.
With caramelizing effect
you see, taste, touch everything
with floured hands, all is right.
Everything just falls into place.

All stress whisked away.
You feel like you’re floating
like a leaf in the breeze
away from mixed emotion.
Drizzled with freedom.
Everything just falls into place.

It’s like free falling
from the highest building.
Dusting the tallest mountain
you are the bird
and these are your wings.
Everything just falls into place.

Mixing, crumbling together
to get the zestiness
and the greasiness
of the liberating pastime
of baking.
Now everything’s fallen into place.