Title: Dining

Author: Airini Beautrais

In: Sport 34: Winter 2006

Publication details: Fergus Barrowman, 2006

Part of: Sport

Keywords: Verse Literature

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Sport 34: Winter 2006



Joe says, 'The evolution of separate sexes seems to coincide with the evolution of the ability to walk, swim, or fly.' Sooner or later, a duck, a fish, and small portions of a pig arrive on the table. He continues, 'Sexual reproduction also tends to be linked to having paired limbs.' 'Why?' asks Maria. 'So you can open your legs?' She is pregnant, and paranoid about listeria in the meat. The fish looks at us cloudily throughout the meal, cloaked in what appears to be Watties' mixed vegetables. Its teeth are sliding out of its jaw.