Leave me for the shadows, The black ones that granted company until the end. It would be a waste to rob them this offering...
Three pounds of meat, that’s what I’ll be.
Just three pounds of meat.
There in the forest beneath a coverlet of dead leaves, they’ll find me.
My skin and bones and my three pounds of meat.
But don’t let them touch me,
Don’t lift me from this place.
Leave me for the shadows,
The black ones that granted company until the end.
It would be a waste to rob them this offering.
No one else bothered, no one else stayed—they alone gazed into my fading eyes.
Never pecking once while there was breath,
Just lingering near—as true companions should.
For them and them alone, save my three pounds of meat.
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