After Fat Tuesday

I want to stuff myself before I fast

fatten the calf before the sacrifice

take pleasure in what will soon be forbidden

when the rations come I will be ready

prepare myself from wanting it all to have nothing
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dVerse prompt on Mardi Gras

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After Fat Tuesday

3 thoughts on “After Fat Tuesday

  1. Your last line shows the paradox that exists in our striving and really shows how absurd it all is. Like, maybe we’re missing the point, just a bit, by preparing to want to have nothing, after fattening the calf and devouring it. Temperance is not a virtue to Westerners. It’s high risk, all or nothing– which will overwhelmingly amount to nothing, spiritually speaking.

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