(In Which the Fantasy Is Real and Reality Is Fantasy)
"But you don't understand," said the man with the gun
to the doe with the velvety buff coat.
"I will save you from starvation. I will pray for a clean kill
and give thanks to the universe
for opportunity to shed your blood."
"Thank you, sir," she replied.
"but all the same, I think I would prefer to live."
~Patti Rodgers, 1997
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