John Grey

Filleting

Just make sure
you don’t slice your finger.
Everything else
will take care of itself.

Yes, that’s an eye,
but it’s really not staring at you.
And those are innards,
not guilt
you’re cutting into.

Off comes the skin.
Out pop the bones.
It’s filleting,
not desecration.

Pretend it’s
just a fish you caught.
Save its name
for the funeral.

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