Morrissey Eats Meat by Lee Waddington

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Drinking loose leaf tea with a cough and a splutter
From a bone China cup handed down from his mother’s mother

Head on manslaves lap of black and white check
Whilst leather bound hands caress his brow and hardened neck

Stomach distended
Calf dismembered
Appetite appeased
Young life deceased

Morrissey eats meat

Teeth grinding within an extended jaw, slavering down to the bone
Skin broken and torn, blood splattered across his throne

Not smiling or wailing, nor breathing loudly or exhaling
Arms open wide to flesh, unbound, without scaling

Stomach distended
Calf dismembered
Appetite appeased
Young life deceased

Morrissey eats meat


Lee Waddington currently lives in West Yorkshire. Lee has a Masters’ Degree in Applied Sport & Exercise Psychology from Staffordshire University and has worked for several Premier League soccer clubs including; Manchester United, Nottingham Forest, Blackburn Rovers, Manchester City and Burnley. A keen writer for over twenty-five years, Lee writes in several formats from short stories to educational sports writing and poetry. Lee likes to spend most of his spare time with his partner, Anna and their family of five daughters. He also likes to travel, read, watch soccer and, of course, write.

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