Harvest. Slaughter. Process. Butcher.

This essay was originally published in Local Banquet in 2015. With both hands, I reach into the crate of chickens. “I’m sorry!” I say to the chicken as it flaps in my less-than-confident grasp. The butcher just showed me how to properly handle a bird: two hands on their legs, chest down, and pick up. […]

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