Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Cold Cream...


I can feel the icy glass
against my pulse even now.
I remember the cold bottle,
one small hand grasping the neck,
the other clutching the flat bottom.
Sometimes the milk had a bubble
rising up the side
when I carried it
from the front door
into the kitchen.

I tried to peel the cap back quickly,
pour only the cream that sat at the top.

I asked my grandmother
to help me decant
the velvety sweetness in a thick drizzle
over the raspberries,
that I had earlier sugared
and piled into a pyramid
in the cereal bowl.

I wanted to eat the berries and cream
with my little engraved spoon,
touch my tongue to the curved edge,
sure that I could taste the silver,

before she shook the bottle,
mixed the suspension,
and added corn flakes to the bowl
for my proper breakfast.

@copyright/ all rights reserved/ 2010


Tess Kincaid said...

Beautiful memories, Lyn!! Cute that you wanted the unmixed cream from the top. I remember have milk delivered to the metal box that sat outside the side door. One time, the glass bottle, wet with condensation, slipped from my hands and shattered on the step.

The Urban Cowboy said...

Corn flakes! Those and Grape Nuts were at our house. As kids, we always desire the sweets, don't we?

Blue Sky Dreaming said...

Here is to proper and improper breakfasts...you never seem to disappoint...great!

Lyn said...

Hi Willow-
I always went for the yummy stuff..still the same..but cream is dangerous now!!

Lyn said...

Hi Urban Cowboy-
I never lost my sweet-tooth, but in moderation, of course! Now the sin is chocolate...

Lyn said...

Hi Mary Ann-
You are more than kind...still like breakfast, try to sneak in a bit of sweet!

Jeane Myers said...

oh, man, Lyn, you conjure memories with this one - it's the cap that had to be peeled back that I remember so much - there was something about that act before pouring the first glass xxo

Lyn said...

Hi Jeane-
It's funny how some things are imbedded forever..at least it's good stuff!

Jinksy said...

Your raspberries and cream made my mouth water!

Everyday Goddess said...

dining like a goddess is where it's at!

i'll send Tom over when I can spare him, wink wink.

Lyn said...

Hi Everyday Goddess-
And you should know!!
Thanks for your generousity!

Paul C said...

Enjoy the sensory appeal and the vivid childhood memory. A little bit of a compromise between fantasy and reality.

Lyn said...

Hi Paul C-
Sounds like your're describing my life!! cool...thanks!

Linda Bob Grifins Korbetis Hall said...

what a cool piece.
the title instantly gets me.

Lyn said...

Hi Jingle-
Yes, simple is best!!Won't you join me??

Unknown said...

We can always dream, Lyn! Ice cold milk, I loved. But only after the bottle had been shaken!

Lyn said...

Hi Jinksy-
I could go for some now..dare not, though!!

Lyn said...

Hi Derrick-
I always went for the very rich stuff..dream on is right!

Anonymous said...


Lyn said...

Hi Jingle-
Thank you!!


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