You turn a colander upside down
and place it atop the bowl of steaming jelly.

Next take a tea towel and put it like
a priest does on Sunday at communion’s end
lengthwise away from you, blocking the top holes of the colander mainly,
this way the steam vents through the sides,
helping the sauce to reduce.

And bugs don’t get in – well, some of them might, but not all.

It’s the best I’ve got.

Chagall 2018