jiao zi

did you have a reservation?

I took a dumpling-making class
mostly to keep my hands occupied
and to get myself out
doing something different
with people I didn’t know.

I kneaded, and flattened, and rolled
while 70’s country music played softly
worried I might sing out loud
if a Marty Robbins song appeared.
I guess I’ll die with this fever in my soul.