Push its face onto the chopping board
Chop, chop, hack, hack.
Pump the sharp thing in and out and up and down
Flesh and meat and fat and skin hung, frozen and sold
Wrapped in cellophane or paper bag or burlap sacks
Food for the physical individual, food for the town
All the same, cow and beef, chicken and poultry, pig and pork
All different, clean or dirty according to custom
All too familiar
The slaughter of innocence.