The Fat and the Blood : By Paul Cheney

The Cost of Living

Because you are precious in my eyes, and honored, and I love you, I give men in return for you, peoples in exchange for your life.
Isaiah 43:4

Please God
What do I cost?

My bacteria chewed by blood
My grass crushed by foot
My cows ground by gut
My knowledge quashed by brain

My oaks gnarled by concrete
My rivers dried by emission
My women raped by war
My children gored by statute

These and everything else

Please God
Let me look away.

Do not look away
Rejoice always

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