An Egg (1910)

Rose is Regina when she is born in

Budapest and before one war and another

                 she is two or three years old

                 she looks out the second-floor window

her wealthy downstairs neighbor’s breakfast 
alfresco the wealthy girl                  her opulent soft-

boiled egg

                   spills      its solid gold yolk     it’s sunlight

                   the porcelain cup puts it back together                 raises it to its spot in the 

sky Regina is so small

she is hungry and she is jealous