Food Chain (with esprit d’escalier)

I like them so
you explain 
how ravens pluck 
out the eyes of 
newborn lambs

oh [your German accent]
did you think life was a disneyfilm?

I never forget the world 
is a horror show

for example 
deer will eat a bird 
alive if they find one 
caught in a mist net 
or nesting low

so much for delicate 
step & soft eye

they need protein
lack a theory of mind

a painted 
pig offers 
a bacon sandwich 
from the side 
of the bacon truck

I guess 
we’re meant 
to think, oh, 
that’s okay then

bad news 
about the pig:
that never happens

Published in Menacing Hedge