My neighbor raises lamb and when I purchased some
the frozen headless rattlesnake in my freezer had to go.
We had thought we would do the noble thing with this trouble maker
and eat it but we never did
So it was with reverence that I placed its coiled self beneath the apple tree
And added spoiled apples from my pantry to it(s resting place
to call in the bear, no use in wasting good meat this time of year.
Holy food is mysterious
What truly feeds us
Might be shit.
They are selling capsules of pure shit to heal our innards
But this metaphor runs deeper still
It is the most rejected aspect of the other that I want to ingest
I am that.
The bear ate her food at the base of the apple tree,
I will follow all the rugged way and rest in winter too
Well feed. ( There is plenty of shit)
The Dali Lama said that our contentment is of utmost importance
We can do this.
2 thoughts on “Food for Winter”
I love the bear, I love everything, especially you. 🙂
Well said Sal. Now more than ever Strong women stand up and be counted Sent from the iPhone of Lynne Armstrong