The butter didn’t just melt on my toast this morning.
It oozed itself lovingly into the pockets of air
to become one with it. The bread was very fluffy.
The other day, the toast burnt. The butter simply sat
in a puddle on its blackened surface.
I swirled it with my finger; it looked like a golden elixir
gone wrong. I used it to write my name on the table.
She didn’t like that. I had to wipe it up immediately
using a kitchen towel. The yellow liquid stained the fabric.
My name had tarnished something of hers.
I make my own toast now.