In your food there is a heavy draught drugging horse.
The others chitter chatter spoon it up.
Danger in eggs and potatoes in broth. Circle
The bowl looking for flesh. Wary. I watch.
Do they eat with impunity? The gut recoils.
Only dry pasta for me. No room to
Hide in subsistence living. Water please, it is
Clear. I will purvey my own alcohol,
Thank you very much. We were all separated
By meals. Because meal talking was dangerous
The featured image is a photograph taken by me and posted on Instagram of the sculpture “The Awakening” by John Seward Johnson II currently installed at the National Harbor in Maryland.