is the only kind left
where decency is a threat
to the raison d’etre of profit,
bred out of the masses as much as possible.
plus professional perception management
will make cannibalism as acceptable
especially when the product is processed.
to a well-financed Public Relations campaign
that frames the practice of eating the dead,
who died naturally, at least that’s what they say,
of taking the deceased back into the community
where he will dwell eternally, and internally,
providing the building blocks of humanity – literally.
it will rapidly sweep Western consumer markets,
amassing a tidy profit when packaged attractively
in little white styrofoam caskets,
and no more toxic with environmental pollutants
than the flesh of CAFO hogs, chickens and cattle.
just as de rigeur and just as indispensable,
as if we had never been without the practice
which would once have been deemed reprehensible,
Vi Ransel is an activist, organizer, writer and poet living in New York City.