April 12, 2008

 

how would one eat an allegorical steak

“Nice gravy” you may say

but from whence did it come

if the steak itself is not real

 

upon what would the mushrooms go

and what would accompany the mashed

potatoes cannot on a plate sit

alone

 

at what point

do real potatoes and gravy

(and mushrooms)

connect to an imaginary steak

 

no

if there is gravy

with mushrooms and potatoes joined

the steak is certainly near

 

eat it and enjoy

as the gift of God for you

 

After a disturbing conversation with a

highly regarded Uncle and the question

of where literalism begins, if not from

the very beginning