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Forced feeding

April 23, 2014 by · 1 comment

Timothy Pilgrim

Photo: Corey Leopold

Your long hose snakes down from a vat
filled with moist corn. Hungry geese

gather like elfers around an eel
or politicians, a lobbyist feast.

Coax one close, lock her with knees,
lift head, stretch neck taut like rope

or string. Shove your hose
past puckered bill, down open throat. —

turn spigot on, blast out
a steady, strong stream. Giddy,

she staggers off, foie gras full,
already eager for another great meal.

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