a new kind of under taking

29 Aug

it’s strange eating after funerals
especially chicken.
it seems like an insult.
there is never any hunt or chase in killing a chicken;
just a lot of desperate flailing on the hook.

next funeral feast i’m going all out matryoshka style;
with beast replacing wood as our forest objective;
6 days starving, prayers to the wind,
a hunt for a wild animal-a squirrel will do
a mounting on a spit,
dancing booze around the fire.


5 Responses to “a new kind of under taking”

  1. kvennarad August 30, 2013 at 4:26 am #

    I have taken notes.

  2. tonichristmann August 31, 2013 at 1:21 am #

    In the South we call those “Death Chickens”. I think that adds a little punch to the whole affair.

    • steve August 31, 2013 at 10:18 am #

      I`m gonna start calling em that at the after ceremony feast. The death chicken. Yeh, that sounds right and will hopefuly spark some interest in the hunt for a different kind of beast.

      • tonichristmann August 31, 2013 at 6:20 pm #

        Well, then it might also interest you that the after funeral ceremonial feast (in warm months) is held outside the church and called “dinner on the grounds”. Kind of a picnic pot-luck. But there are a good many death chickens, home grown tomatoes, and homemade pies. Coconut pie is my fave. The drink of the day is “sweet tea”. It really rivals the send off of an ancient Pharaoh as we all cross the crick of sticks and go home later in the day.

        • tonichristmann August 31, 2013 at 6:27 pm #

          I forgot to mention the ‘tater salad and homemade yeast rolls or biscuits and jam.

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