The sandwich is all cheese and meat and his mouth is all empty space, waiting. This is his daily workout. A building of the mastication musculature. Lips pulled wide in a grotesque gape, he pulls the sandwich in with an undeniable gravitational force.
‘But’, you might say, ‘there are really only eight muscles involved with chewing.’
Upon reaching his thin stretched lips- he’ll note the tongue takes a vigorous part in the chewing process- the teeth, smooth wide and white peel away from the lips to sink into layers of salted and cured, fermented and sliced.
And, you realize, it does look like a vigorous workout.
From Long Beach, CA to Canterbury, England and back.