memoirs, art and fragments by Thomas Milner

Archive for August 22, 2012

Extinct meat

Lunch today was roast dinosaur

Primordial chunks of meat

Inexpertly hacked from

Some monstrous haunch


I guess that such creatures

(Miniature pterodactyls)

Thought to be extinct

Are still reared for meat.


Bred in dark satanic pits

In the primitive hinterland

Of countries such as this one

And secretly distributed to

Mental asylums and

Old folks’ Homes –

Institutions with minimal

Culinary ambitions and

Undemanding palates

Blunted by age

And misuse.


Yes, I suppose that’s

The only possible explanation

For today’s lunch.

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