The Aristocratic Cockroach

A dinner invite

Colleen Millsteed

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Two fully dressed cartoon insects holding a concersation.
Image courtesy of Pixabay

Standing in the cold-room, covered in a large white apron,
Gory splashes of blood soaking in patches,
A plastic face mask shielding my eyes,
Splattered with the offal it thankfully catches.

I butcher the meat from the suckling bones,
Stripping the skeleton naked and lean,
While holding an…

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Colleen Millsteed

Top Writer in Poetry. I’m a Finance Manager with a love of both numbers and words.