ready at one o’clock
with fried rice on a plate
and Yeo’s tomato ketchup
who makes sweet
and sour pork better than anyone
who taught me
how to peel prawns and boil
the shells to inhibit their smell and
civets from coming to the backyard
the avocado tree, who picks its fruit
who showed me chicken feathers
snakeskin feet, choppered its head
draining rich ruby into
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