Dinner theatre

Why oh why do we stay

sentient beast
baby doll
I will not eat your blame
your past
or anything your mother cooked
she made bricks of chicken
and tight-lipped smiles
spiced with slivers of insinuation
those birds didn’t deserve what my abstaining mouth
spat and chewed spat and chewed
greed killed it you told me
killed it all
the murder of us oh
why was penance always
scooping out giblets
and giving you more room

Jan 2020