by Stuart Gunter

We’re putting the world into our bodies. Food
becomes who you are. – Rene Redzepi

Every bite, every morsel becomes us, Mount Ararat
into our mouths, our mother’s family tree
our breakfast.
The time we hiked into the Grand Canyon,

laid claim to the first wet kiss
on those forbidden lips. Luncheon
special today could be the Parthenon or a heart

on ice. The dinner entree: the time

Anastasio Ramirez spent
a thousand francs on Champagne

and we spent the night in the Metro.
Now, we sit at home, reading
of the places we only dream about.

Tomorrow, we feast.


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