12/6/10

Gina Abelkop

I Eat Cannibals

You’re my proudest     dish soaking
up sun in the graveyard
Anna     roasting in the stink
of all our town’s dead children
Anna     Still you are so sweet

to me         Still I remain
cannibal        sappy murderousy
for you Anna     What’s this
edible love Anna     if not good     our
kind of good        Anna and Dora and     good     good     good

Gina Abelkop lives in San Francisco, CA, where she runs the feminist press Birds of Lace (www.birdsoflace.com) and co-edits the online journal Prayers for Children (www.prayersforchildren.be). Her work can be found in Encyclopedia Vol.2: F-K, DIAGRAM, MiPoesias, 42Opus and Octopus, among others.

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