Jenny Moxham


CARNIVORE MAN?
Poetry by Jenny Moxham

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CARNIVORE MAN?
Poetry by Jenny Moxham

We don't have strong
Digestive juice,
Short gut, sharp fangs
Or claws,
So why do people
Think we're meant to
Eat like carnivores.

With weaker 'juice'
And lengthy gut,
Short teeth and
Sliding jaw,
Man's diet clearly
Should be more
Like ape and herbivore.

Anatomy of a carnivore: Stomach that secretes hydrochloric acid to break down protein and kill bacteria found in decaying flesh; short and simple large intestine for fast elimination; long, sharp, curved canines for stabbing, tearing and killing prey; wide mouth and powerful jaws for seizing and dismembering prey; sharp claws.