Braaifleis, churrasco or barbeque

(well mRNAded)

With brains removed

Into the heavens
fuel injected
fly our souls
USDA inspected
grade A bodies lie
ready for the torch.
Devil’s syrup
drawn from hell
in which they fell
with brains removed
could scarcely tell,
medium rare
they grilled so well.

Dr T.P. Wilkinson writes, teaches History and English, directs theatre and coaches cricket between the cradles of Heine and Saramago. He is author of Unbecoming American: A War Memoir and also Church Clothes, Land, Mission and the End of Apartheid in South Africa. Read other articles by T.P..