Slice of Life

by | Jul 21, 2015 | Poetry

Everything about you makes me want to buy knives from an upscale department store. I will become a collector of knives. A connoisseur of serrated edges and elegantly curved handles pressed against my life line. It is short and shallow. I am easily controlled by others. The high-fashion woman at Macy’s recognizes me, and I wonder what I’d say if she asked me when the big day is and if I’ve registered yet. Oh, I just love knives. I have knives and knives and knives and nothing else. I can cut a soup can in half. There are no forks or spoons. I eat diced peaches out of a plastic container with my fingers. The juice dribbles everywhere.

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About The Author

Paige Sammartino

Paige Sammartino is a Boston-based writer and editor. She holds a BFA from Emerson College’s Writing, Literature, and Publishing program. Her work has appeared in the catharsis, CheerLiving Magazine, Omni Cheer Blog, and Women Write About Comics.