My favourite knife –
Takes souls of all the fruits and –
Vegetables I dice –
You do know that all fruits and
Vegetables have souls, don’t you?
Copyright by Minh Tan on listed dated of completion.
Notes to this poem…
The things one thinks of while running, right?
I have a grated knife for over a decade now. It’s never needed sharpening, which I don’t think is possible for a grated knife anyways. Yet, it’s still as sharp as ever.
When I cook, I dice up a lot of things. In fondling reminiscing about my favourite knife mentioned above, I remembered about the Soultaker sword of the fictional comic book character, Katana, that takes the souls of all its victims. From that I drew the analogy with the fruits and vegetables. I cut meat with it, too, but those animal had long been dead before getting to my plate so I couldn’t claim that… even unrealistically. 🙂
The R-series poems were composed while I was out running, in an effort to find time for writing in a life that is always getting busier.