"Eating Together" by Li-Young Lee
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In the steamer is the trout seasoned with slivers of ginger,
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"Eating Together" by Li-Young Lee

by briefcandle

In the steamer is the trout

seasoned with slivers of ginger,

two sprigs of green onion, and sesame oil.

We shall eat it with rice for lunch,

brothers, sister, my mother who will

taste the sweetest meat of the head,

holding it between her fingers

deftly, the way my father did

weeks ago. Then he lay down

to sleep like a snow-covered road

winding through pines older than him,

without any travelers, and lonely for no one.

http://www.poetryfoundation.org/poem/171757

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