Little Girls: Veal

No sweeter meat was ever marketed,
wrapped tight and packaged,
shiny for delivery; use by dates
coded in biological clocks
ticking DNA

chose your cut carefully
because what is soft
what breaks in us
shifts to sinew,
muscles with time

and can choke
with too big a bite.

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About Susan L Daniels

I am a firm believer that politics are personal, that faith is expressed through action, and that life is something that must be loved and lived authentically--or why bother with any of it?
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18 Responses to Little Girls: Veal

  1. nelle says:

    No veal eater am I, but nice work nonetheless. 😉

  2. The Enfant Terrible says:

    Wow… Such powerful imagery! I was left rooting for the asshole to choke. Hahahahaha… This is a very potent piece of writing. I don’t think this is too opaque at all; if you put it into a context, it sends a very clear message!

  3. Alice Keys says:

    I’m vegetarian but this works for me. I like the image of transformation of soft and cute to sinew. I like the word “sinew” a lot. It’s a strong, strappy and stringy word.

  4. jmgoyder says:

    I didn’t get it for a sec. – very powerful.

  5. Rhonda says:

    Damn powerful. And I for one…would love to be the see them choke! Brilliant Susan and ps…i like this new bend to your political pieces…very much!

    • Yes, sis–still up!!! For the next 5 minutes, anyway. Glad you liked this. I am trying hard to go with more showing and not telling with the political ones, just like with my more “usual” stuff. Glad you liked it!

  6. Insight says:

    Wow! Wisely written, Susan. 🙂
    PS: Please do have a look at this and share your sincere feedback after watching it.
    http://myindividualinsights.wordpress.com/2013/02/21/official-release-of-obtrusive-hopes/

    Rahul

  7. Eric says:

    With a little age may come gristle yet still I whistle at the girl with a little gray. 🙂

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