Spooning Time by Dr. Christine M. Du Bois

Carpe Diem Series

Sway to the rhythm of this delightful poem by Dr. Christine M. Du Bois! Let her words bring excitement to you on this happy monday!

My Favoirte Line: “I play with
gravity, the way cool metal
pressing lightly on my flesh”


Spooning Time

This spoon balances between
my two fingers better
than all the other spoons.
The weight of it, the slow dance
the spoon and I play with
gravity, the way cool metal
pressing lightly on my flesh
tells secrets to my nerve
endings, or beginnings –
this spoon, emissary
of the heavens,
epistle of yes,
answers simple, birthright questions
I’d forgotten to ask.


Artist:

Dr. Christine M. Du Bois has published three non-fiction books, Images of West Indian Immigrants in Mass Media (LFB Scholarly, 2004), The World of Soy (University of IL Press, 2008), and The Story of Soy (Reaktion Press, 2018). She is a new poet, having published three poems at BourgeonOnline.com, and one on the blog of Prospectus magazine (April 2021).  She is an anthropologist of immigration, race relations, and food cultures, and also a precinct Judge of Elections near Philadelphia—where apparently bad things happen.