Stink

Stink

having ideas and ideals
made him stink
like the odor
from a diet
of garbage
or carrion
the smell
infusing and saturating
his cells
especially the fat
so the flesh
of the killed animal
is always foul

the filth
and garbage
on which he feasted
its odor
giving 
a rancid flavor
to muscle and organs
and flowing through 
his piss
his pores
his oils
his sweat

his ideas and ideals
made him stink
the foul odor
sweet
to the other
scavengers
and vermin
a barely
consciously
perceptible odor 
making him attractive
to those of his kind
and a simple target
easily tracible
by scent
to the keen hunters
needing prey

the stink
to those
much unlike him
a signal
of who
and what
not to be
and what to avoid
from saturating the cells
so as not
to become
such easy
and filthy 
prey

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.