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Corrosive Kitchen

Updated on October 23, 2013

The Unpredictable

Rattle of pots and pans
Chaos controlled by our calloused hands
The heat 
Burns to break you
No time to think
No time for mistakes
Countless tasks to complete simultaneously
While juggling chainsaws

Its even hotter in the summer
Rising steam
Hissing, boiling sauce pots
Raging oil, crisping the animal flesh
The sent of fresh herbs
Scourging in a forgotten pan
Our sleeping energy
Will awaken again with the next order
Flooding gas into an exhausted engine



Sharp Knives

Sharp knives hurt less when they cut you
Panic will only corrupt you
Won't offset you
No time to apologize 
Quickly reconnect
Adapt and correct
Blisters are a sign of accomplishment
Humble above
Humble below

I am a line cook
An unseen servant 
The Ghost Who Feeds You


© 2013 Skyler DeCristoforo


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      Handayani 3 years ago

      I miss you! I bet you look awesome! I think of you all the time all my frineds are getting their pictures done with you and they all love you! You do such an awesome job! Have I used enough exclamation points?!?!?

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      Skyler DeCristoforo 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Thanks again for your positive feedback Gypsy, it means a great deal to me!

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      I give you voted up and awesome. These are real creative. I enjoyed them both but my favorite is the Sharp Knives. I'm pearling this creatively done gem. Looking forward to more.