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This Plate of Food

By Gigi Baldovino Gosnell

Courtesy: Creative Commons
This plate of food
colours my cheeks
with gentle glow 
or bellowing sullenness

It gives me 
a crawling sensation 
with a crabby sting
cradling a cancerous cringe

My gut grumbles
imagining the bruised 
neck of chicken
hotly parboiled

My mouth twists
with epileptic pleasure
on ground patties
oily and Offaly

Deliciousness for the few
A hundred years of agony
forkprints cruelty
on this plate of food

Gigi Baldovino Gosnell has degrees in Psychology and Education. She lectures in Psychology, worked in various NGOs, and the public service in the fields of women empowerment, land reform, social development and local government.

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