29 November 2015

Magpie Tales 296: Appetites Obscura

Joachim Beuckelaer, 1560 via Magpie Tales

Incipient feast before our eyes,
Ignorant of the scandalmongers afar
of whom, it is said, do spread the truth

Anesthetized by full bellies, flushed loins
Citizen ears deafened by lust, greed, anger,
Blindly we face murderers in the bedroom