Poems of the Week

Fatten the People, Thin the Herd

by Marshall Begel

“The Exmoor Squirrel Project is asking landowners to set live traps and restaurants to serve grey squirrel.”
BBC News

Roasted squirrel with pesto swirl
Shepherd’s pie of lanternfly
Baked cane toad served à la mode
Brown tree snake medallion steak

Garlic mustard seasoned custard
Zebra mussels stewed with Brussels
Northern snakehead stuffed with cornbread
Rusty crayfish noodle hotdish

Help invaders meet their fate
Garnished, served upon a plate.