10,000 Chops

10,000 Chops – Oct. 7, 2019

Green and
bleeding into my cutting board
I must have chopped ten thousand times
standing in my kitchen
hundreds of thousands of tiny bits
mint and corriander
their remains mixed together
with garlic, peppers, yogurt and spices
water washes over everything
and mixes it all into one
no one makes chutney
by hand anymore
and so you called me crazy
as the words passed
through a loving smile
kissed my ears
warmed my heart
and so it was
nature had given me that
which was needed to nourish you
while you stood there
nourishing me

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