The Machine Will Grind You Into Dust

Sean Ross Stewart




1 Minor White, Rochester, 1954



BROIL THE CRUST SO
IT’S BLACK
AND
CHARRED





DRY AND
SHARP,
EARTHY
AND DENSE






REMOVE THE SKIN AND SQUEEZE
THE PULP
OUT






HARVEST THE ORGANS
AND STUFF ITS REMAINS






SNAP THE
CARROTS
AND
DISPOSE OF
ITS ENDS


MASH THE GARLIC AND SPLIT THE GREEN
BEANS





A
FISTFUL
OF
SALT






BRUISE
THE HERBS
TILL
THEY’RE
TENDER






THE MACHINE
WILL GRIND
YOU INTO
DUST






GRATE
THE CHEESE
AND
DEVOUR IT’S
SOFT MASS





Minor White, Rochester, 1954