Like a Hand into a Pocket

Your history disappears into the folds of an apron
like a hand into a pocket,

your body of work the carcass of a feeder pig
pulled from the depths of the unreliable Hotpoint oven

that came with the house you never wanted
but the house said I think you need me and so here you are,

with your apron, and your picnic roast,
and all of your pockets (still) waiting to be filled.

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