Layer upon layer,
expectations for perfection.
Like yeast-leavened dough
worked and plied,
slathered with to-dos.
You-wills pummeled into thinning skin.
Turned again and again by strong hand.
Beneath the slamming and kneading,
Raised to croissant elite.
Bran muffin, never an option.
Posted for dVerse Quadrille Monday, a bit late! Quadrille is a poem composed of exactly 44 words, sans title. The prompt word, to be included in some form for this post was “up” — I’ve used “upon”. dVerse is a wonderful virtual pub for poets at http://dversepoets.com. Prompts are given every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday. Come join us!