I, Butcher

The fuel of pain
The reason why
we buy
a million little tablets.

You write out my prescription
next to your ceramic acupuncture model
I’m thankful it’s just for show
and you still give me
a million little tablets.

I wonder if my doctor knows
the Yellow Emperor’s Classic
or the tale about the zen butcher
not needing
a million little tablets.

You say it’s not what but how,
your loving knife one with the animal.
Teach me to avoid bone,
and not need
a million little tablets.


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