Liver

 

Eat it up.

 

It’s good for you.

 

Especially at your time of the month.

 

 

Why?

 

 

Why am I expected to eat a brown fibrous lump full of open caverns, jugular veins, worm casings and the concrete tubes on kid’s playgrounds?

 

 

If I eat it, I’ll only have to crap it out again.

 

But I’m being watched.

 

My mother’s eyes devour me.

 

Scour my face for the appearance of red-raw blood cells.

 

For the evidence of dead veins clogging up my maze of threads.

 

 

I examine the dead flesh on my plate.

 

The best I can hope for is to …

 

Enter one of the openings.

 

To crawl inside it.

 

And.

 

Most probably.

 

To find that my arse is stuck in there.

 

When I try to crawl out again.
 

Copyright owned by Jay Cool



Image of  ‘Pan-fried Lamb’s Liver’ by Alpha. Available under Creative Commons License on Wikimedia (originally posted on Flickr).

 

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