War’s Feast

They believed themselves as having been
suckled by War
like Romulus upon the teat
of the she-wolf
before he slew his brother, Remus,
upon the wolf’s embattled bosom
to give eventual rise to Rome,
and that may be true of them,
but what cannibal-mother
did not suckle a child
to fatten him up
for the forthcoming feast?
Can you not see how she
salivates
while you suckle yourself
complacent?

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