Monday, 11 July 2016

The Way of Some Flesh

Some kinds of meat are quickly consumed, more easily
digested.
Others, not to everyone's taste, are more rubbery,
Chewed on by the eater 
Till all of the juices 
Nourish every drop of blood in his body, 
Till he bleeds every piece white.

In response to the constant raking up of the beef ban controversy as part of political opportunism, specifically in the context of Dadri and UP elections.

First published in Muse India, July 2016.



2 comments:

probe said...

Human blood is turning into a cheap commodity in political exchanges.

The footnote wasn't necessary.

probe said...

Human blood is turning into a cheap commodity in political exchanges.

The footnote wasn't necessary.

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