Oral - Lesley Saunders


Close up of red and white cut figs

The mouth-feel of Latin is anchovies, 

as Greek’s is eucalyptus and burnt sugar,


simmered light. Latin is spatch-cock,

aquavit, scallion, partridge, crab-apple,


cud, gum. Greek is fig. On the tongue 

is milk-thistle, muscat. Greek is eucharist,


orexic, crystal meth, Latin’s breast-fed,

fellatious, al dente, wolfed. Picked clean.


Lesley Saunders

Published in Nominy-Dominy (Two Rivers Press 2018)