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Thank you for your meat

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Thank you for your meat

Yesterday when I killed her
she looked into my eyes.
You go before me, I said
as I drove the spear
between her ribs into her heart.

I think you forgive me, is what I said.

She folded her legs
and met the ground.

We skinned her
and left her head and some entrails
for the wolves,
but I saved her tongue.

I will cure her dappled skin,
soft as a woman's hair
for that agile girl.

I will give the gall
to old shaman.

Thank you for your meat,
swift woman, your soul
now running freely with the herd.

Tonight in sleep
when I have gone to the other world
I will use your eyes to see me.


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