Erin Jamieson

Cookie Dough 

there were always rules:
never eat raw
don’t lick your fingers

but w/ age came others:
you can have a cookie
if you run this morning
you can have a taste
if you run an extra mile
you can at least smell 
them baking 

molding dough into 
what others expect 
it to become buttery
& soft & somehow gentle
in worn, calloused hands 

pour chocolate chips
careful not to lose
the sense of wonder 
before the rules 
went from protecting
to punishing 

Egg Yolks

separate & stir
blend w/ sugar
until you don’t 
recognize them
velvety then fluffy
we’re all told 
to aspire to 

Flights, Issue Eight, March 2023