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Planetary Pleading

Posted to Action Poetry

senseless killing is never nice
be it darlings or otherwise

color me ridiculous
hearing them cry harpooned

stripped and rendered
for perfume and lipstick

color our world
so many of us so few of them

they don't drink they don't drive
and we don't worry near enough

color my universe
with orcas and humpbacks

and the great white moby
strapped to the side of oriental meals

drunk drivers I protest
but I still empathize with the whales