adorable as it lives
the way we do
enjoying company
of others
such as itself
creating families
while building communities
though each person
may have had a glimpse
of their world
wild and free
or caged for entertainment
others envision opportunity
certain species
become workers
or are raised
for one day
to be gathered
from the field
eventually ending up
skinned and divided
for prime cuts
so the only thing
seen on the plate
is nothing resembling
those which lived
the world like us
such a short while ago

-Jennie Nawrocki

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