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I can love but I cannot eat, 2022

I can love but I cannot eat
She drinks and asks me to bite her
She acts like an animal and wants me to eat
Black in her eyes
Feel her ribs under her skin
Put your hands around her neck
Bind her up,  rub her with salt
Alter her taste
Look at her like a meal
Put your weight on her chest and crack her ribs
Crack her ribs and break her bones
She hunts me with her eyes and asks me if I’m hungry
I bite the hand that feeds me and she asks me to do it again
She burns red with blood
I am the lion,  she is the lamb
I follow the lamb into the dark
My teeth sink
Her bones on the table
Her heart on a platter
She is the lion
I am the lamb

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