10 July 2008

Shameful Stains


These stains will make no
enemies as vanity vacates a
chef’s belief; space for frippery
is wasted in audacious minds
which feed a greedy Nation.

We eat and spray the livid
mess about our face’s frenzy
of bad taste; nothing new
abstains a shocking case
which grosses here.

Stains dictate a view that
urbane eaters must consume
the food as well as napkins
plates and spoons with trees
rebated for incessant greed.

Decadency’s seen here in
an agony of market share –
While there the grain is gleaned
from spare and hungry waste,
without these shameful stains.
© 8 June 2008, I. D. Carswell