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Shrimp in Lobster Sauce

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Shrimp in Lobster Sauce

Shrimp in Lobster Sauce


Tucked in a booth in back,
the last customer of the day 
cracks a fortune cookie,

sips Oolong as Mr. Hong
locks up. It’s time for his supper.  
Two tall sons bear

from the kitchen dishes
his wife won’t allow 
on the menu. 

Platters of meat
red, green, brown 
huddle and steam 

in the middle of the table.
When the Hongs
drop in their seats

chopsticks fly 
like beaks. So many bright teeth, 
quick as piranha.


Donal Mahoney

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  1. Date: 5/10/2010 11:10:00 AM
    That is funny, I have seen that too. I can't help but stare in amazement. My family can do some damage with a fork.