20 July 2012

Skinning the Fear

fear caused the famine
so step inside the kitchen
grab your knife and pliers?
yes, knock the eel unconscious
grip it tight, skin it, peel it
like a glove from an elbow

don't let the blood
give you a fright
it's messy, innit?
a hungry soul writhing
but you like to eat
that is plain to see

you must eat to live
eating is destroying a living thing
can't be helped, can it?
the belly whispers to the soul:
to live, you must destroy, you eat
the tentacles around your heart

July 18th, 2012
Kansas City, MO

~Inspired by the writings of Richard Olney

1 comment:

  1. Prepackaged supermarket meat makes us remote from our predator instincts...

    Self-preservation makes us who we are...

    Anna :o]


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Don't suffer your crimes
Let the love in your heart take control..."

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