I was recently required to write a poem that had to do with something “work” related, but also had to be something entirely different. For the assignment, I needed to find the etymology of the topic I chose (baking, which should come as no surprise) and various words related to the topic. Here is what I came up with:
It’s a dry heat required for this technique.
Brewing up perfection
Layer upon layer, a masterpiece I create.
Every morsel, every crumb, every sacrificial taste
Transforms with each kneading twist of my hand,
Preparing for the final moments of searing heat.
Baubles of many colors, decorations abound.
I am a confectioner of incredible feats!
She is my soufflé of epic flavor;
Leavened and soft, sweet to the mouth, comfort to touch
Icing covers her as she rises from the fire.
My work of art, a delicious success.
Todd came up with the idea to use baking as a “human factory”…he posted his version over on his blog. It’s substantially more creepy than mine, but that should also come as no surprise