Offerings




today I 
removed 
the carbonized remains
of animals 
sacrificed 
to the twinned gods 
of commerce and survival

tomorrow 
I will scrape 
ashen crust
from the corners 
of my eyes and
pull dried blackness
from my nose

my body's
offerings






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17 thoughts on “Offerings

  1. unfortunately, the first part reflects modern life quite well. and unfortunately, the second part shows what conscious people have to do to survive such a world.
    well done.

  2. Might not be pretty–in fact, it is gritty–but it is real. Strong poem. Not everything has to be pretty to be poetry–it just has to grab us. And this grabbed me. No, no, no–not anywhere inappropriate.

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