Almanac Poetry: Kitchen

 

Julia Child’s kitchen at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History. [Source: Wikimedia Commons.]

 

Kitchen

 

Cod is battered.
Lamb hammered.
Vegetables knifed
into pieces.

 

Chickens skewered.
Carcasses stripped.
Crustaceans boiled,
dismembered.

 

Garlic crushed.
Strawberries pulped.

 

Even the concrete floor
is distressed.

 

 

 

(Acknowledgement: first appeared in my fourth poetry collection, Sacredly Profane, Ginninderra Press, 2020.)

 

 

 

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About

Kevin Densley is a poet and writer-in-general. His fourth book-length poetry collection, Sacredly Profane, has just been published (late 2020) by Ginninderra Press. He is also the co-author of ten play collections for young people, as well as a multi Green Room Award nominated play, Last Chance Gas, which was published by Currency Press. Recent other writing includes screenplays for films with a tertiary education purpose.

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