In the Fist of the Blade Holder, and: Boston, 1992, and: South County, Matunuck, RI, and: 1996, and: To My Assailant, 15 Years Later, and: Awaiting the Elegy, and: The Dove

In the Fist of the Blade Holder, and: Boston, 1992, and: South County, Matunuck, RI, and: 1996,... P O E T RY Meghann Plunkett In the Fist of the Blade Holder e c Th ow’s head on a damp wooden block severed, tongueless, with pieces of its cheek shaved off little by little. And always, pulled in by the hand of their mother, there is a child who pauses, reaching into their own mouth to make sure their tongue is still attached. The glass pane foggy with the freshness of flanks, wine colored and splayed into a perfect row. Chicken feet curled like wire hangers, nineteen hooves attached to their joints. One kidney purpling in a stew of its own leaking and there is always a woman who smiles at the butcher, his apron speaking his day in a deep, rouged staining. He always returns to the back room, where a bone saw sings through marrow. His hands wrist deep in a lamb and yanking at the intestine like a long gray handkerchief. The silver grinder humming flesh into a creamy pulp. He works his knife like a dancer, slicing through a body— tossing into a bucket what no one would want. Carrying a whole, hollowed hog over his shoulder like a bride. A single y http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Missouri Review University of Missouri

In the Fist of the Blade Holder, and: Boston, 1992, and: South County, Matunuck, RI, and: 1996, and: To My Assailant, 15 Years Later, and: Awaiting the Elegy, and: The Dove

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P O E T RY Meghann Plunkett In the Fist of the Blade Holder e c Th ow’s head on a damp wooden block severed, tongueless, with pieces of its cheek shaved off little by little. And always, pulled in by the hand of their mother, there is a child who pauses, reaching into their own mouth to make sure their tongue is still attached. The glass pane foggy with the freshness of flanks, wine colored and splayed into a perfect row. Chicken feet curled like wire hangers, nineteen hooves attached to their joints. One kidney purpling in a stew of its own leaking and there is always a woman who smiles at the butcher, his apron speaking his day in a deep, rouged staining. He always returns to the back room, where a bone saw sings through marrow. His hands wrist deep in a lamb and yanking at the intestine like a long gray handkerchief. The silver grinder humming flesh into a creamy pulp. He works his knife like a dancer, slicing through a body— tossing into a bucket what no one would want. Carrying a whole, hollowed hog over his shoulder like a bride. A single y

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