Chorizo, Chorizo as dark as my blood
eaten by kings abraise in the mud.
I wanted to write ‘sweet in my blood‘
or ‘thing of my blood‘
but as I was idly thinking of chorizo
and rhyming couplets
I cut myself deeply while slicing
up my cooked Spanish sausage
for this abandoned recipe
and it was a deep slice
one of those where in the instant of accident
the pain shouts but then subsides
as you watch a good part of the blade
pull out of its penetration.
It was my very clean knife.
I get a new one
Some men get socks
or blow-jobs I suppose
but for me it’s kitchen knives.
I have a hankering for them.
I do not covet women, but their knife blocks
I imagine carting off home under the cover of night
and an old woolen brown blanket
too itchy for sleep but perfect for purloining.