16 April 2016

Poem-A-Day #47 : Making Salisbury Steak

Making Salisbury Steak

Meat hitting marble
                    ))((((                    ...

          How clean is this counter

          ...

Don't think about the smallness of bacteria
how they creep like the waves of sound
                                                                 ))))((

                    The boards p o p
         and black
like in water                    like full of mold

Do not think about mold

                              ...

                     How the small hairs reach
and catch at your lungs

                                        The rasp
                                   of knife on metal
           / /
                    the knife on     \ \

Don't think about the time the knife was
at your throat

          ...

     The small presses of the serrations
                              the pin pricks rising     ...

                    Bake at 350
          until golden          until pink