I am lucky to have a dishwasher
that is resilient and German.
I am lucky to have cheese and an oven
that creates adhesion beyond engineers’ ingenuity.
I am lucky to have options: gin, coffee, juice
necessitating different receptacles.
I am lucky to have shelves upon which, repeatedly,
to put mugs and glasses.
I am lucky to have ingredients to smear
pans and plates and knives.
Especially eggs, I am lucky to have eggs.
I am lucky to have boxes with lids – the leftovers’ last stand.
But most of all I’m lucky that my dishwasher needs emptied
every single day.