Lost art of coaxing                 

                                                                  a thing 
             of flesh past              

                                                        its span      Flay
mudfish or                       

                                                       mackerel and pack in

            rock salt        Bury                       
                                                                  a week or

            more in a mound of yeasted grain

            to sop up                  the juices of  

forced extension—              
                                                            What we 

                        were taught to do: 


                                  our little bit of treasure 

           Store it in the dark 


                                       for its increase

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