Monday, April 11, 2011

Coincidentally enough, picked my favorite oyster-eating partner at the Airport today.

The Chef
-Michael Hettich

I can't help gleaming
as I marvel at the oysters
I gathered this morning
from the airport, for you -

because they are the muscle
of the ocean, the flavor
of tide, the life
inside my own body

and yours. Taste
with your whole mouth,
taste beyond yourself,
swallow the muck

of this brief eternity
and fill your body
with luck, and pleasure!
There is no other world.

-for David Bracha

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