Knife Talk

by Abner Dormiendo

Let’s talk about us, you said. Well then, bring out
the chopping board, we’re peeling apples tonight.
And since you’re bad at estimations, let me
halve things for you. Gutting a fish is not as easy
as sticking a knife from throat to tail. But you can
do it anyway. No one way to slice things. No one way
to go wrong also. I get it now, you say. We’re two
parts of a whole. Ah, no, I said. It’s more like
if I were a knife, you are a whetstone. You laughed
because what does that mean you asked. I passed you
the peeled apple, core removed. And I sharpen the knife
against the countertop in response. Slash slash slash.

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