Poetry Corner: “It’s mainly because of the meat”

It’s mainly because of the meat (a day at the hospital)

Defying fate
the numbered pieces of meat are kept tender by the singing of the dart laden
Nightingales
they lie glistening
some in cellophane wrap
fresh and clean
for the bug eyed greedy fate regulators and their machines
white clad techno princes
sounding the charge armed with reams of slaughtered trees
and sticks that relentlessly scratch
knives or forks?
needles or thread?
charting with sage chants the ringmasters of pain
whip the remnants of human dignity
for the hungry audience of apprentices
gawking at the wisdom of the teacher
all believing
who perhaps
one day will know the power of their
Pharisees

Robert K. Stephen

Published by Robert K Sephen (CSW)

Robert K Stephen writes about food and drink, travel, and lifestyle issues. He is one of the few non-national writers to be certified as a wine specialist by the Society of Wine Educators, in Washington, DC. Robert was the first associate member of the Wine Writers’ Circle of Canada. He also holds a Mindfulness Certification from the University of Leiden and the University of Toronto. Be it Spanish cured meat, dried fruit, BBQ, or recycled bamboo place mats, Robert endeavours to escape the mundane, which is why he has established this publication. His motto is, "Have Story, Will Write."

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