ANIMALS WE EAT THAT EAT US AND WE WEAR

Posted: February 22, 2012 in Poetry
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You lose it if you talk about it.” – Ernest Hemingway

Alligator.

Shark.

Cows don’t eat us.

Bear, in some countries.

No animal eats and wears us.

Carnivore is an electronic surveillance system used by the FBI, as in

An FBI anti-terrorism investigation possibly involving Usama bin Laden [sic] was hampered by technical flaws in the Bureau’s controversial Carnivore Internet surveillance system. EPIC (Electronic Privacy Information System) May 28, 2002

She served alligator for dinner, then went to the Santa Fe opera with the tickets

in a Liz Claiborne Suffolk Croco Top Zip handbag.

What was the opera?

Rattlesnake.

Eat. Wear. Get bitten. Evening bag.

After the opera, the dinner.

Listen: the meal is served.

Wear it well.

Let’s eat.

© Martha Evans

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