Family Dinner/ Insatiable

Girl and Goat 3

By Christina Foskey

It’s odd really
how the metallic taste of liver
your mother eagerly served
was like his tongue
with a side of onions
in your small
reluctant mouth.


One sister eats
to quiet things
that trouble her,
the other vomits
on an expectation.
One sister consumes
to feel full,
the other is searching
for nourishment of soul.

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