Wheres The Beef?


Policy on the hoof:
we need to bite the ballot,
to separate sheep from goats.
We will not fleece
the farmers. We must move our stock
phrases into the yards, the barns,
the cornfields, the long trenches.
We know a carcass from a caucus.
Vote for us! We will trot out
our porkers, we will be milking
the usual teats, will be off pat.
Our dilemma has no horns at all.
Do not call us cowherds, for we
are going to the country.


[March 2001]

From the book Make Mine a Double

Mass culls continued, with pressure applied to delay the election.