A scanned slide of a young man blown up and digitally painted

It Ain’t Easy Being Meat

A drunken old man leaves a party.

Three young men shove him and
laugh as he staggers and cries.

They glide into a tunnel.

Suddenly, one of the men snaps the
old man’s arms and slips a knife into
his chest.

Three young men vanish in a spray
of red.

The old man falls.

I land by the body and pull out the knife.

The old man turns to me and says: “It ain’t
easy being meat.”


Rob Goldstein (c) 2015-2017 All Rights Reserved


9 thoughts on “It Ain’t Easy Being Meat

    1. I had a lot of scary dreams like this during the AIDS epidemic–this is one of my first dream notes-The first draft is dated 1984.

      I began to write them down when I woke up. Perhaps I should post the dream that follows this one.

      I think I will.

      That may be the source of the fearful imagery.

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