Bon Appétit!

I serve you
               my liver
                         on a silver platter,
                                                  with fried onions
                                                                    and sautéed mushrooms.

I offer you
               my kidneys
                             in a golden bowl,
                                                     with garlic and lemon sauce
                                                                                             on the side.

But as for my heart,
         as for my brain,
                              I serve them raw
                                                      on a plastic dish,
                                                                             all covered with blood,
                                                                                           all drenched in filth.
    For, you know, you must choke,
                               if only a little bit,
                                                  before you get
                                                                      the best things in life.

Summer 1996