Chewing slowly

god my darling
do me a favour and kill my mother-in-law
(((span class="indent4"/))) — Janabai, tr. Arun Kolatkar

Chewing slowly,
Only after I’ d eaten
My grandmother,
Two brothers-in-law,
And father-in-law
(His big family included)
In that order,
And had for dessert
The town’ s inhabitants,

Did I find, says Kabir,
The beloved that I’ ve become
One with.