Swish a little milk
around the inside of a bowl.
Drain the dregs
down the sink.
Do not rinse.
Place on the kitchen side
in full view.

At lunch time say,
“I had a big breakfast.”
At tea time say,
“I had a big lunch.”

Strategically place
an empty crisp packet
in your car,
some sweet wrappers
in your handbag.

Drape an oversized
jacket around your frame.
Layer jumpers underneath
for warmth, comfort
and pretence.

Repeat daily.
Do not cause a stir.
Silently perfect
the recipe.

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Originally from Ireland, Sara has settled in the north of England, where she works with people who use communication aids. She writes poetry, prose, and folk songs.

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