Food Tasters

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic
Death by tasting the King's food.

Submitted: August 30, 2009

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Submitted: August 30, 2009



Singled out

then called out

by name

from aong the many

cowering knees knocking.

The sides of my patellar caps

are clapping involuntarily together like cymbals

making it embarrassingly impossible to walk

on two perfectly good legs.

iIam being pushed forward

hard against the bloated

sides of contused eternity

against my will.

My assignment?

I am told that

from now on

I will be responsible

for tasting the King's food

before he does,

and that that includes eveything,

even those dainties,

those chocolate covered ants

presented by the Devil's baker.

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