7: 30 in the morning,
at the corner of Main and King Edward
a butcher in a white coat
behind the empty meat trays
in the window
of the Windsor Packing Company.
A sign says:
Order your holiday turkey and ham early,
a cold January wind blows.
Back in the fridge,
blood red sirloin
and thick pink pork chops
(each with a trim icing of fat)
for their return to the public eye.