29 Jan

one eighty-seven
for duckheads
seven of them chopped up
and staggered beak to brain
so they can fit tidily
in the Styrofoam tray
tightly wrapped in plastic
i know people who are repulsed by this
these people eat green peppers
and chick peas
and smell badly from the armpits
these people wear knit caps indoors
sunglasses inside
skinny jeans rope shoes
these people have never been poor
or have had to eat cottage cheese and sour cream
with polenta and salt
one eighty-seven
for duckheads
is nice and cheap
and will yield a week’s worth of
head cheese
for a family


2 Responses to “cheap2”

  1. Erin O'Brien 31/01/2010 at 8:03 AM #

    Love the peeps who have never been poor. Dead on.

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