i bake bread

Gustaf Munch-Petersen: Naked Human

I bake large and hard breads

for humans

with a sharp and acrid taste –

it is not to make them full –

it is to make them see,

that others too

must force down the sharp mouthfuls,

which tear like sand in the bowels

and which the teeth can’t crush –

to make them rejoice in it

and attain hard jaws

to chew with –