Sunday, March 18, 2007

"Filet" from Petroglyphs

He slaps the silver trout
flat upon the Times,
wetting the newsprint
and blackening it
like a Cajun chef.
He filets
it stealthily
with sharpened steel,
dividing the shimmering scales
and extracting wizened bones.
He sets it
aside salty flesh,
a skinny doppelganger
to fertilize the roses.

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