The butcher is today thinking of throats, of their skin and fat and tendon. He thinks of opening his with a carving knife. The butcher leaves his shop door open. He hangs a sign from the window – The bloated stomach of a horse is not to be confused with something holy. Before the butcher […]
David Greenspan: American Mouth
The butcher is today thinking of knives. One to pull ligament from joint and joint from bone. One to carve muscle – this knife his favorite and often the butcher finds himself aroused as he slices roast for Mrs. Glass. One to cleave through gristle and scare teenagers. One to peel back skin. This knife […]
David Greenspan helps edit the online quarterly Birdfeast. He’s had two chapbooks published and his work appears recently in Gigantic, Hobart, Mid-American Review and Spork. Find a few of his thoughts at Davidgreenspan.blogspot.com.