Katherine Welch

There Are Things I Love About Being Home

The sound of plates clinking

just before “dinner’s ready!”

if I’m not the one calling,

already in position

on the countertop, laughing

stirring occasionally.

She is holding a glass of red loosely

The day slipping from her shoulders

A sweater hanging low around her elbows

with a tank top underneath.

Try this for me

does it need salt?

No, Mom,

it’s perfect.

Katherine Welch is a senior studying international relations at SUNY Geneseo. She spends lots of time journaling little poems, and a dear friend of hers from home (Webster, NY) encouraged her to share some with Gandy Dancer. If you ask nicely, she will probably knit you a scarf.