Recipe for Oatmeal
Kat Bodrie

Take an uninterrupted
morning, your favorite
newspaper. Add dry
oatmeal to boiling water
and stir. Keep stirring.
Turn down the radio
to hear the sound
of something else
roiling, fattened flakes
turning in the current,
the way they don’t complain.

Kat Bodrie’s prose and poetry have appeared in Slim Volume, Baby Lawn Literature, Pilcrow & Dagger, and Coraddi. She writes for Triad City Beat and Winston-Salem Monthly. Visit her website,