delicate intensity – April 19


the chiseled, tattooed,

pony-tailed chef

places paper thin

wafers of parsnip

onto stone platters

in patterns of three


the tweezers pluck

each from his hand

as if from fairy dust

with delicate intensity.


then a dot of creme fraiche,

another of tomato torte

and just the tiniest sprig

of butter lettuce leaf

in inverse proportion

to his own

massive frame.


later at the gym he

will move the weight

positions with similar



a macro life breathed

into, observed,


at the micro level.



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