it’s like opening your legs
for the garbage truck
you follow the tire tracks
to the place of your own shot rabbit sacrifice
and transformation
calling the name
of the public disposal system
the hunters are out there
in the woods this morning
they’re bringing down a fine batch
of buzzards
they’ll clip their wings
and serve them up in hot sauce

you’re wondering if you’ve lost your name
back there in the dirt
the hills of garbage
and you’re out there at dawn
on your hands & knees
sifting through someone else’s
used & useless shit
looking for the truth

wendy shaffer

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