It’s always difficult to know when to make the crack and how.
Whether to tap the shell slightly
with the right side of a sharp fork, or to make the cut
And when the thumbs slip, give way to the hidden ‘O’
of the hole, how best to aim the yolk
so as to allow for a minimum diameter,
Without machine-like control, this exercise
will fail. Hot plate to canvas, strike to scrambled mess.
You, far from the flame’s grip, will not be able
to disjoin the yellows from the whites, surface sludge
from second degree burn.
Difficult to know when and how; more so
to know who.