Eating whale steak by the light of a whale oil lamp.

Eating sirloin with an ox bone knife.

Consuming something with the thing itself.

Feeding the self with the self.

Feeding on the story that is itself story.

Bullshitting yourself with the very thing that lies.

Feeding the mind with gesticulations of the mind.

The mind eating the mind.

Cutting the whole of reality out of the picture.

“That man should feed upon the creature that feeds his lamp . . .

Eat him by his own light . . .

This seems so outlandish a thing . . .”

Whale of body.

Oil lamp of mind.

What of soul unconsumed?