Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Cutting Board

Cutting Board

An even plane,
wood grain swirling across
like trails of smoke.

A backdrop
that supports the food
you slice. The cutting board

welcomes the knife
after it passes through tomato
or pepper or apple.

The blade bites into
the fruit and then the wood,
ssssss-clomp, ssssss-clomp

some steam-powered
horse arriving just outside
your door, pawing the ground.

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