"They eat each
I heard the whisper bouncing off
the sacred walls of orthodoxy and
contempt, and I thought they meant
something like the Lord's Supper or
the Eucharist, if I weren't so better than they,
but that wouldn't be right
--not eat each other, that would be eat Him,
but I distinctly heard "each other,"
and I'm not even sure who whispered it, because no one was looking at me, it was just there, ready to be absorbed in the carpet going down the aisle.
from Spanish Canibalis, name (as recorded by Christopher Columbus) of the allegedly cannibalistic Caribs of Cuba and Haiti.
Vultures feed on the dead,
but the God's children feed on the living.
I took my seat, ready to bend my knees
sure to become one of them
who craves soul, and blood,
and a bit of reputation.
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