Part 19 of the 26-part series called "Napowrimo 2019"

The slow way today was too slow
it turns out that cars drive best
on highways where they tick over
like a wall clock measuring
the time in the kitchen
sugar in the cake batter
cinnamon in the pancakes dripping
into the pan slowly like sand
in an hourglass these are the days
these are always the days
they always were bright and slow
and full of something like batter