She doesn’t like pancakes
not anymore, she tells me
hasn’t in a long time, she tells me
not since she was a baby.
It feels like yesterday, I tell her
but time moves differently when you’re old.
I know, she says.
Eleanor Boockmeier is a Chicago native, living and writing on the city’s far north side. A cheesemonger by profession as well as a passionate home cook, she is the creator of Monday Kitchen – a micro-essay gratitude project on Instagram based out of her own postage-stamp sized kitchen. Look for more of her work appearing soon in Dime Show Review.