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I speak at length
Of how harmless one should be.

Prayer
Penance
Guilt –
Let them all through me,

I cut ties with meat
Pour coconut milk in my tea,

Trick myself with jackfruit
In place of beef
Leave the rest to spices
And let your Gods be.

I examine  myself,
Notice dark circles fade,
Like the gloom that shadowed
The poultry I set free.

I feel good-
The validation of sacrifice
While chewing on privilege
Along with my Tofu,

I feel good
Until
I see
My house plant die.

The succulent must have cried
Like the lamb before slaughter,
The same scathing pain
Of the spinach, I plucked for a soup

Every meal is funeral
to lives, half lived

How do I tell
How many I helped save?

I speak at length
Of how harmless one should be,

I bite into my salad
Unsure of myself.

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