Coniagui Women
Emma M

The Coniagui women wear their flesh like war bear children who have eight days to choose their mothers the children must decide to stay boys burst from raised loins twisting and shouting from the bush secret they run beating the other women avoiding the sweet flesh hidden near their mother's fire but they must take her blood as a token the wild trees have warned them "Beat her and you will be free" on the third day they creep up to her cooking pot bubbling over the evening's fire she feeds them yam soup and silence.