Peanut Butter Sacrifice
I fell short of hearing it completely, it dropped rather low. I sat back to watch. It dangled its edges over the plate, a temple to its art. I waited, but apparently it had little else to say. When it did speak it was even quieter than before. I strained to listen.

My sandwich, ahh, filled with the glory of the peanut butter I'd spread with such loving care.

"It should be proud," I thought, but I don't think it was.

We sat there a long time musing on each other's presence. I didn't pick it up. Suddenly I felt as though I shouldn't. There was a nudge. I felt it. The plate shook. It wanted out. The sandwich. And I knew why. It wanted what other sandwiches want, but I wasn't sure exactly what that was. For a long time I considered my perplexity and the dubious position I was placed in to have to answer to all these mysterious demands.

"My God," I thought, "Why don't you figure it out yourself, or if you have, why don't you just tell me?"

The thing was really getting under my skin. The audacity.

"I should just throw you out," I thought, "sitting there staring at me with such arrogant glee."

But I did nothing.

It went on muttering. I leaned down to listen. In the barest whisper it said, "Why don't you just eat me?"

I was aghast. Amazed that I hadn't thought of that I began to chuckle. The sandwich chuckled too. I relaxed, and we had a good laugh. There were better things to do so I decided then to eat it, eventually. It seemed to agree, although I wasn't sure.

I hesistantly stood up with my eyes fixed on the plate that was now still.

"Should I walk away? I wondered aloud. "No, not yet. I'll wait a while."

So there we stayed for an hour fixed on each other's gaze.

My sandwich and me.

I could tell you the wonder of it, but I won't.

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