Kitchen Prep

1 May 2017

I have done this before
hours pull and twist while splitting seconds bleed. 
(eat your damn food. you’ll be hungry later)
garlic sticks to skin
hours pull and twist while bleeding seconds split
as water follows my spine, bent down.
“This is your favourite! Why aren’t you—”
water follows spine, bent down.
needles of sleep bloom silver in my mouth
“It’s your favourite! Why can’t you—”
My throat cracks around a breathing tube
needlesleep silvers my mouth
(eat your damn food. you’ll be hungry later)
I split down the middle, eyes stuck with salt
I have done this before.

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