1. Whisk together the maple syrup and water in a small saucepan.
2. Bring to a simmer.
3. Crack the room temperature egg in a bowl and then slip it into the simmering maple syrup (A soft poached egg will be ready in just 3 minutes, but you can let it go for another minute or so if you prefer firmer poached eggs).
4. With a slotted spoon, remove the poached egg and serve immediately.
5. Repeat process for another egg.