Academic journal article Chicago Review

In the Kitchen

Academic journal article Chicago Review

In the Kitchen

Article excerpt

1

Someone someone's in the kitchen

old lady someone's old finger

a design a sign old lady someone's leathery old finger that points

someone's in the kitchen with a brown-haired girl

who is wearing a gold-brown tunic over a grey-brown skirt

brown-eyed girl

brown-haired and brown-eyed

fingers of the girl in a fist around a pestle

silver mortar reflecting brown table

on the brown table broken garlic clove dried red pepper

plate of four silvery grey-brown fish four fish with four fish eyes

brown and shiny black pitcher

beside plate and pitcher

black skillet

in the skillet a silver spoon two unbroken eggs.

2

A design a sign a finger

old lady someone's old finger

that points to another finger that is pointing that is pointing up

someone's old finger doesn't point to a brown-haired girl

brown-haired and brown-eyed

fist around pestle

thumb fingers of left hand holding silver mortar still

old lady someone's leathery old finger

that points to another finger that is pointing

finger of Jesus another finger

pointing up

someone else in the kitchen with two other women

Jesus

in the kitchen with brown-haired girl with old lady someone

with Mary of Bethany and with Martha.

3

Finger old lady someone's old finger

to finger

another that is pointing that is pointing up

finger to finger

from finger to finger line of the word stretched tight a tight rope

tight rope in the kitchen with a brown-haired girl

brown-haired and brown-eyed

disinclined to move

fingers around pestle thumb fingers holding silver mortar

silver mortar reflecting brown table

one of two other women Mary of Bethany

doing the one thing

no clothes on

doing the shake on down line of the word stretched tight

on a tight rope in the kitchen. …

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