One of only two things
I inherited from my father
was the way I eat boiled eggs.
Or rather, when I’m done spooning
at the yellow gloop inside,
and the white around the edges
has been peeled clean and gobbled,
I like to flip the husk right over
to the smooth horizon of the shell
and pretend that nothing’s happened.
It used to drive my mother wild:
this tiny memory of him –
thinking I’d not started
when I’d eaten every morsel.
The best was still to come:
now I’d pulled off the perfect trick
I liked to bash it and bash it
until it was smashed away, and gone.
by Rachel Beckwith
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