The Story Behind Lobsters
Clementine von Radics

The story behind lobsters
is that they weren’t thought of as cuisine
until the nineteenth century. Before that
they were considered peasant food
and most often served in prisons.

The story behind diamonds
is that they were just rocks until 1938
when a marketing campaign
forever linked them with love.

The story behind us
is that you said I won’t wait forever
and I didn’t really listen.

The story behind art
is that no one calls it a masterpiece
until it has already been bought,
until it is hanging on the wall
in someone else’s home.

The story behind us
is that until I lost you I had no idea
what you were worth.

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