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CHICKEN FOOT HK–44PCS

<p>father told a story<br /> of Koschei the deathless,<br /> wove his death through a needle eye,<br /> stuck fast in a duck’s skin,<br /> made flotsam of a foreign body</p>

father told a story
of Koschei the deathless,
wove his death through a needle eye,
stuck fast in a duck’s skin,
made flotsam of a foreign body

father told a story
as a vulture spoke before the wake
bile sept to crowned soil—
I feed my young like the rest of you—
one leg at a time

father told a story
while we sift through his guts
for something to put in our mouths.
lily liver no sweeter through rumination
though it drips now from our tongues

father told a story
on huc heem fa dan spring
slender eschalots fourth among
rung around in carmine wax (taken back)
candles inglorious in the hand of a thief

 
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