The Appetite

Life is a darling
mantis:
after copulation
it eats its mate
beginning
with the head.
But perhaps
if we all came
with some oblation,
an offering,
a gift,
some tastier
morsel for the bed
we would be
better received
and better kept
while life ate
instead
from a horn
of plenty
and we slept
knowing
the insect
had been fed.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s