But isn’t it funny how the undoing is engrained in us?
Flour & wheat, happiness spiced through the filling—
How life folds up into something you can grasp with two hands,
and yet everything still slips through your fingers.
Kara Knickerbocker is the author of The Shedding Before the Swell (2018) and Next to Everything that is Breakable (2017). She currently lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania where she works at Carnegie Mellon University, writes with the Madwomen in the Attic at Carlow University, and co-curates the MadFridays Reading Series. Find her online at www.karaknickerbocker.com.