A Butcher in Love (Inspired by The Death of the Ball Turret Gunner)

by Robert Lloyd Jaffe

I can’t help but stare
at the long line of carcasses;
glossed over in thought,
thinking about her.
When Mrs. Pivey asks me
to make sure there’s
no fat on it this time,
I nod, and watch the knife,
thinking about her.
At the end of the long day,
hosing down the floor,
and trying to get the blood
off my hands, I smile at the
red drain,
thinking about her.

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I am an observer and listener of the music of life. Where I find cadence, I find my interest and passion directed. It can be sound, light, smell, or purely an experience of thought. The sky, the sea, the mountains, and the machines that allow me to explore those places draw my attention, and give me serenity.

Last updated May 06, 2016