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Meter Monday: "Kitchen"

Meter Monday: "Kitchen"

by Alice Xu

 

Water residue drips from the faucet,

slow, hollow taps as they thud

 

onto the corner of a coral basket filled

with chopped lettuce. Light illuminates

 

the calluses of his palm, shadowed

by my head hovering over.

 

I tiptoe on a ten inch stool, examining their lime

crusts and looseness, and the tender skin

 

that spell out ones peeled away. His calluses whisper

thirty years of hunger, all his stomach knew back then

 

in the farm of his father’s. In his mouth: the softness of juk,

boiled rice that scalded his tongue,

 

tasteless as burning numbed the bud.

I place my hand, pearl white and young,

 

over his, sunburnt and weary, the water

running dry across from us.


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