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Love is a Butcher

I know it would be easy
if making love
was like baking bread
mixing a few ingredients together
watching the dough rise
then sticking it in
the oven
but Iíve learned over time
you canít survive on bread
youíve got to have some meat in your diet
or the lack of protein
will kill you

and that means
youíve got to draw some blood
kill some living, breathing creatures along the way
learn to yield a meat cleaver
and separate skin from meat from bone
how to identify a good cut from a so-so cut
from a piece of fat ass or stringy toughness
and yes, someone else can do it for you
make it easy
cut it up, slap it on styrofoam and wrap it in plastic
and sell it to you
prepackaged
and bar-coded
but I tell you
in all sincerity
that someone-else-shed-the-blood love
is for the weak
at heart
and that meat is never the best
never really even all that good
because the butcher always keeps the best cuts for him/her self

and you can try to live on breadcrumbs if you wish
but I tell you, it isnít living, nor
will you ultimately be satisfied
or even sustained

your mother should have told you
love is a butcher
not a baker

------
~Drake Lightle

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drakelightle@comcast.net


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by DeletedUser

Love is a Butcher
I have a theory that people who eat meat shouldn't eat what they're not prepared to kill themselves. But then, folks rarely want to acknowledge the flesh and blood facts, do they? Same applies to love and loving, more to love and loving than to meat... It isn't so much a squeamishness, I don't think, as a fear of what they are capable of/ responsible for. No one likes to admit they could cut off the chicken's head, unseam a pig, skin a rabbit... oh but they could. You get hungry enough and you'll do most things...

Me, I've been a vegan for years, I can do without meat and dairy... not so love. thanks for this.

( Posted by: AuldMiseryGuts [Member] On: December 8, 2006 )





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