Dara Wier

The Soup Drill

The time it takes certain fashions to change,
say, togas to pantaloons, wigs to pierced nipples,
correlates inversely to the time it takes to bore
a handful of holes into an icecube of pesto.
Some ideas last about as long as it takes frozen
soup to defrost. Cowpokes like to yodel on about
how much easier it is to break an unbroken colt.
Fact is, going on the last fifty years, rustlers
mostly work out of helicopters.
Time was, every other rustler’s mother committed
to memory her old family remedies.
Who do I think put the stars up there?
What do I think the ladle is for?