Bavarians cling to the sides of a mold with powerful suction. It is usually enough to dip the mold in hot water for 15-20 seconds (30 seconds for a frozen Bavarian) and then invert it onto a serving platter. If the Bavarian remains stuck in the mold, keep it inverted over the platter, lift one side of the mold a little bit, and insert your finger between the mold and the Bavarian to break the suction. The Bavarian should slip right out of the mold and onto the plate.
--from Dessert University, Roland Mesnier, Simon Schuster, 2004
The herd did not want her
did not stand still
their hooves growing coats thick
needing rocks meadows winter
mud rivers while she
This took some time getting used to
as it always did. The young ones
now immune to her particular disease
now forming their own regroupings divisions.
Was it always this way? Was she
the odd addition swimming across
where it was t o o w i d e
getting carried further
taking longer & longer to get back