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In A Nod To Neruda – An Ode To Charcuterie

In A Nod To Neruda

An Ode To Charcuterie

written by: Jay Mora-Shihadeh



Juicy lips
full ripe figs.
Slate gray,
ashes on lips
Smashes sweet,
red grapes.
Glistening nodes of fat
lace and line the tips,
of your tongue’s
flicking tastes.
The bowls of your cheeks,
Prosciutto ham.
Juniper flecks imbibe
the luscious lovely Speck.
A stately ham,
for vintners and glam
Ching Ching, Ching Ching!
A Cheer to Ham, Chorizo
and Man!
Spiced little devils,
eat hearty hard chubs,
red fans flaming, like petrol
on tongues.
Charcuterie’s fine purveyors,
slice it sweet,
my man!
Thin sheets with gobs of fat,
snuggled, tightly bound,
my friend!
Bring the cheese, bring the wine,
some fruity jam,
you found!
Charcuterie’s journey
from hog to butcher,
to artisanal hands,
in love,
pound by pound,
and heaps spoonfuls
of essence, of sugared sweets,
like me on you,
our passionate embrace
our lovers retreats!
This tale, this connective tissue,
that weaves through,
all beast and man, is cave-aged,
dry-aired, fermented with care.
briny vats of supple pork,
encased, enshrined like tombs.
These priestly links, are longing for confessions
to cast aside their carnal sins,
their wayward possessions.
The meaty heathen’s heavenly ride,
charcuterie’s blissful,

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