Almanac Poetry: Kitchen

 

 

 

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 graduate of both Deakin University and The University of Melbourne. He has taught writing and literature in numerous Victorian universities and TAFES. He is a poet and writer-in-general. His fifth book-length poetry collection, Please Feed the Macaws ... I'm Feeling Too Indolent, will be published in late 2023 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. Other writing includes screenplays for educational films.

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