Substantial Sustenance

He places a chopping block and knife
on the cedar kitchen bench
places his heart upon it
and slices into juliette strips
into a mortar and pestle
he drops his crying eyes
pulverising into tear scented powder
to the right of the bench
a mincer is screwed tightly
with a last thought, he lets go of his brain
turns the handle till the mincer drains

He places a mixing bowl
on the cedar kitchen bench
into which he adds
juliette strips
tear scented powder
minced brain
a cup of ruby blood
with two fingers
he dips into each crevice and crease
adding a spoon of pheromones
with a razor he slices the skin from his wrists
dropping into the mix

He places a baking tray
on the cedar kitchen bench
rubbing his scalp with his thumb
he greases the tray, bottom first then the sides
mixing with the memory of days lost or left or not known
dipping a finger to taste he notes a sense of self pleasure
into a greased tray, his mix senses a righteous indignation
in the backyard a pit has been prepared with coals
a wind blows a constant steam of heat
he places the tray deep within the coals

Six days earlier
Six invitations had been posted
To the ones that had
Given the eye
Stolen his heart
Used his mind
But never tasted him
Upon six golden plates
Each engraved with a name

The delicacy that was missed
Is served tonight

Substantial Sustenance

Lisa  Jewell

Joined July 2007

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