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Volume 2, Issue 1
Spring 2006:


Susan Hartung

Cell 2 Soul. 2006 Spring; 2(1):a1


On the night before my biopsy,
my then husband and I
had dinner with two friends.
One of them posed a question:
which would you choose,
a great meal
or great sex?
Three of them chose food.

Still, when I think about it,
I think they're crazy.

Food Revisited

I wanted
unpredictable pleasure
over the repeatable,
connection over purchase.

Five weeks into radiation to a parotid gland,
stunned tongue,
scant saliva,
yes, I'd like to talk with you,
yes, I want you to touch my shoulder,
but oh what I would give
for taste
of even a white pizza
with mushrooms and olives.

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