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Nicole Homer

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Nicole Homer

Nicole Homer is the author of Pecking Order (Write Bloody Publishing, 2017). They are a community college professor and pop culture critic. They live and work in central New Jersey.

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We pay to enter the dirty
pen. We buy small bags of feed
to feed the well-fed animals. We are
guests in their home, our feet
on their sawdust floor. We pretend
not to notice the stench. Theirs
is a predictable life. Better,
I guess, than the slaughter,
is the many-handed god. Me?
I’m going to leave here, eat