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The Carnivores
L. S. Klatt  (bio)

1Then Jesus took off his sugarcoat
& walked into the wild

like an aborigine; 2there he met beast after beast
that beheld him. And he

countermanded them, turning their appetites
into his flesh. 4Their tongues,

reconstituted as deviled meat,
he stored under the roof of his mouth; 5 for he spoke

in parables. The hyena, caked
in blood, 6dreamed of a wedding cake.

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