Vegan Says "Kill"

by Carl Santoro

You mother!...
I slap the air
with two hands
as recommended-

Papillon escapes
into the dark
 beyond the iMac screen.


You mother!...
I slap the silhouette
between me and the screen

You lucky 
West Nile bastard!

I have a reverence
for your kind,
don't you understand?
But sucking my blood
kind of draws the line.

I slap the...
...oh no.

Oh, but wait-
 I, am the one who
 shrivels at this moment, 
 ...as you are diminished.

 I, the less.

 I, the vegan that kills.