Jonathan Humble : Toast

In every household kitchen sits the humble toast machine,
A fundamental part of any culinary scene.
Ostensibly an old device for toasting breakfast bread,
You'd never think it could be used to natter with the dead.
Yet that's the tool the psychic friends of Odin utilise
To contact those who've passed on subsequent to their demise.
This secret circle meets on every other Tuesday night
To chant and dance in kitchens under eerie candlelight.
Then, sitting round the table dressed in ancient Nordic gear,
One hand upon the toaster, begging Odin to appear,
They channel spectral energy emitted by each ghost
Through those electric filaments more widely used for toast.