A Man Eats Pig

January 13th, 2019

A man eats pig
to make himself a pig:
he thinks of swine so long
that he will be as fine & strong
but could he see his final fate:
diced on potatoes on a plate
then perhaps he would prefer to be a sweetened fruit
passed through easy and to boot,
for the passing suffer no ignominy,
but shed the husk
which it must
lose before it turns into a tree