unplug the microwave

the coffee stained the bottom of the microwave. doesn’t cook anything all the way through. burned some noodles in the old one. smoked up the house real good. guess you shouldn’t forget the water. i know how to boil water good now. takes two minutes. makes the water hot. burned my hand once. momma never burns her hands. boils her water on the stove. doesn’t care too much for new things. says she ain’t done showing me all the ways to be like her. accept she doesn’t say anything. just stands with a pot. over the stove. a slow ticking flame staggering between us. i guess the microwave is only for bringing dead things back. momma boils water like it has a life to live after. like she knows i’m watching.