What makes the frying pan apart
from heavy things?
To someone conceived of the fever
of novena and heated offering-learn to read
which burdens are dragged.
Certain is there like birthright, a sense
birds, burns of science are-
of how different the freest
of shapes are carried correctly.
By index by instinct, the eye first
before any lifting, sacrificing must find
the answers to her scalding riddle:
you handle life's endless
figures, hands clasped.
The first response is: to bind
-as in a native sweet-
roundness means to imagine
with a cord, four corners that in securing,
warm home and prayer.
A frying pan, handled, of course
is familiar in its cycle of being
like the sign of the cross-and need
not for its name to be listed.