Teaching Anthony Bourdain to Eat Crawfish

after Wong May

Teaching Anthony Bourdain to Eat Crawfish
Photo by Hans-Jürgen Weinhardt / Unsplash

by Veronica Bennett


Eating the crawfish
    the crawfish and their bodies
Taking your fingers to them
Your fingers to the bodies
     the bodies of the crawfish
Like eating a mandarin orange
     an overripe mandarin orange
With its soppy sweet fruit


Veronica Bennett (she/they) is a Texan in Philadelphia. They're the founder/e.i.c./everything of Bullshit Lit Mag + Press. Her poems have been published by Rejection Letters, Anti-Heroin Chic, fifth wheel press, and Olney Magazine. More at vabnt.com or @vabnt.