The Charcuterer

Anthony Ash Brennan

5 June 2020

What a wonderful word
'Charcuterer'
It sounds out of the mouth like a breath of fresh air

For those unaware of meaning of this French word
It means 'one who prepares bacon, ham, sausage from pork'

A Charcuterer lives among us
A doyen of the arts.
I've tasted his salami
Believe me, it's off the charts

He spent a weekend to learn this craft,
Up behind Martins Ridge
Making sausage salami
Creating his food art from a pig.

Like he, we must keep moving
To distract from our loss and pain
You'll spot his smile when you see him
The Charcuterer is his name