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I Should Have Been a Carnivore; Dreams of a Vegetarian by Delores A. Fegan
published in Volume 8, Issue 1 on July 1st, 2001

Would that I could roam the earth
when tyrannosaurus was king.
Reveling in my bulk
eating all that set before me
without a second thought.
Late night snacks with
my friend Tarbosaurus,
luncheon on Lambeosaurus.

Reality watches cholesterol,
fat intake, and weight
dictating every morsel
while dreaming of a carnivorous feast
crispy fried chicken, roast beast,
shrimp, mutton, Swedish meatballs...
Awakening to the dry crunch of rice cakes
ravenous desires left unappeased.

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