“…our difference is no more
and so I eat” ~ D. Bonta

Avoid the raw,
we were told: uncooked
fish and shellfish, fruit
and vegetables disguised
in wrinkled leather coats—

Avoid the small,
feathered bodies of animals
that let themselves be beaten
with sticks then turned
and turned above a fire—

What should we eat
and drink then? we asked,
but were given no answer: only
a salt-rimmed glass, the trail
left by snails and ants.


In response to Via Negativa: Long pig.

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