you ponder the pear
while i think about the egg
poached or sunny?
your form cut from the fruit
elbow on knees looking at yourself
that mirrored pear
already looking back at itself knowing-it’s-missing itself
you didn’t answer the first time
which way do you want your egg?
the perfect curve of a circle never ending
but it comes to a smooth point and speeds up
still in the shell
this passage of time we ponder
you – the pear woman
the egg man
ready for breakfast
*Pear and the Egg: the idea for this piece came from studying the works of Zoltán Glass.
Zoltán Glasswas a Hungarian photographer. In 1931 he moved to Berlin where he established himself as a photographer, working first as a picture editor of a Berlin evening paper and then, as a photojournalist at the Berliner Tagblatt. In 1936 he was dismissed from the newspaper due to his Jewish ancestry. Later in life Glass had a second career as a fashion and glamour photographer.