Still Life with Dead Birds, Fruit, and Vegetables by Juan Sánchez Cotán

Better you should hang me by my feet
so the blood would run out faster
when you cut my jugular with your knife-
words, and scald and pluck me good
so everyone can see my pink naked skin,
than to hang me in your Spanish pantry,
bodegón, just another interesting shape
in your arrangement, the way my feathers
contrast with your sweet blushing apples.

 

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Father, walker, poet.
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One Response to Still Life with Dead Birds, Fruit, and Vegetables by Juan Sánchez Cotán

  1. Whimsy Mimsy says:

    I love how your work forces me to learn … I had to look up Juan, bodegon, and then read about Juan more just because then I wanted to know more. :) Thanks!

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