Death Penalty

by | Jul 24, 2006 | Poetry | 0 comments

I remember there was a tree,
I think it was in a zoo –
but it died.

They had rats and mice
who fed in the sewers,
and bats and lice
who lived on the viewers;
they had an industry
without competition,
it was a monopoly
without compassion;
they had insurance
for peoples’ assurance –
and all thrived.

There used to be birds too,
and animals roaming free;
there used to be a planet
whose name, I think, was Earth;
it was the place of our birth
before our deathwish plummet.

They had a death penalty
for nature conservancy –
but it died.


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