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Sport 20: Autumn 1998

disney fingers

page 37

disney fingers

in the freezer we have
chicken frankfurters
all the way from Denmark

they thaw into a softness
into a precooked pinkness
the cat will only prod

the generous Danes
provide ten to a packet
they are violinists’ hands

or I see them bend into
delicate bridge for a sliding cue
and I hear the click of balls

it is enough to make me
grill seven and I share
them disproportionately

three for you four for me
and three for the bench
where they lie waiting

like disney fingers
one for each nostril
and one left over