#VeganMoFo Day 9: Ode to a Knife

This is the first poem I have written since high school, and they have all been very bad.

O Chef’s Knife,

If at first entranced by your gentle waves,

I am immediately impressed

With your keen blade

As it glides with my hand through the layers of an onion,

Too quick to make me cry

Or how confidently your sharpened edge

Slices through a ripe tomato

Skins the eyes that surround sweet pineapple flesh

Chiffonades a thick roll of greens

I must respect

Your superiority

And keep watch over fingertips

Else betray my competent façade

Add to my collection of scars

Every day you stand between me and a meal

And every time I’m grateful

Every day you’re up for the task

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