One of my eyes is very near-sighted.
On days when I am numb,
I have considered popping it out
and boiling it.
I could remove it, straight from the boiling
Water, with my own fingers.
As my own flesh, what harm could it do?
I would take off the now prawn-like tail,
and peel it like a tangerine.
The jelly inside would melt in my mouth,
and I would finally feel satisfied
as the warmth bloomed in my chest –
able at last to breathe,
with butter filled lungs
and lard in my heart.