duo mini maybe

Cooking for one you
bought the Mini
quicker to pressurize
but — you learn —
slower to cook

except when it’s not.

Maybe it’s the altitude
or mysteries no one
can name that explain
why proven formulas fail
dubious experiments succeed

bundtlettethough always the
Bundtlette pan pleases
making comely the humblest
recipe causing you
to wonder, then, if the
container matters more than

the specific ingredients
the particular pressure
the precise methodology
carefully applied.
You see how form

may elevate
or degrade content
and within your small
cranium consider, then, how

the brain is contoured
the quality of
its ridges and vales
whether they know how
to contain beauty or

 tend to deform each
pretty possibility
under pressure
over time

every instant
is yours and
anything — anything
held properly —
is lovely enough

to sustain you.

this cake




  1. Susan Lukwago · · Reply

    Slower to cook … except when it’s not? What is the story there, Rafiki?
    And that super cool looking bundt cake and accompanying tin and verse … very appealing


    1. If you were here, I’d bake you a cake. 🙂


  2. Wonderful pairing – pressure cooker and bundt pan! Both modes of cooking demand a bit of time.
    I confess to pressure-cooker devotion – I have the midsize and may one day use its capacity – not yet!


    1. Well, I’m a newbie, but enjoying the experience so far. 🙂

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