Mar/Apr 2017 • Vol. XXXIX No. 2 PoetryMarch 1, 2017 |

The Chopping Board

I used to be OK at carpentrymeasuring twice before cutting before drilling. I had a Vegemite jar of screws nailsnuts. Curling sheets of differing gradesof sandpaper. I littered the continentwith my bookshelveslittle tables on wheelsand offcuts pretty goodfor chopping boardslike the one I still use in my noncarpentrybrand newlow maintenanceapartment its vitreous benchtops. It smells vaguely of onionsof past meals of the rasp of a saw of the tree it once lived in 

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