Monday, February 10, 2020

Deli Plater: The Movie


Act 1, Scene 1: 

she picks up 
a dropped piece of 
sliced mozzarella cheese 
that had fallen from 
his salami and cheese platter. 

She sniffs the cheese deeply, 
winces slightly, 
looks at him 
with a combination of 
vague disgust and sympathy, 
then places her fingers
under his nose 
and says:

“Smell that?”

    “Yeah.”

That’s not my feet, that’s 
your cheese.”

At that moment, 
he knew.



Ken Owen    February 2020
Van Niddy Press