Tuesday, 18 March 2008

Tip Toe Eating

She holds it up until she realises
It's a pear.
How does she have the fingernails
Or patience
To peel it with her fingertips?
Nails not long enough to slice.
Soft, young, nice
Tip toe eating.
Is she nervous?
She doesn't want a knife?
I eat the skin myself.

Oh but then..
Then we come to fish.
As I put out a second dish
For the bones....

Oh no no...she cries
As she demonstrates how to eat the spine.
Checking dictionary calculator
Typing in some Japanese words for
"Waste not...want not"
I wouldn't want to waste it
But I've never wanted it
Not fish bones.
And then another words she types...
The answer....

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