BY DAVIDMURRAYLAW@GMAIL.COM

Extinction

 

If I were a fish

you would understand my wish

not to disappear from the oceans

 

If i were a cow

I would want justice now

for what has been injected into my body

 

If I were a bee

I would hope to see

that the world is addressing my disappearance

 

If I were a polar bear

I would cry out « not fair »

my ice flows are melting away

 

If I were an elephant

it should have meant

that my species, like my memory, would live forever

 

If i were a bat

I would want to know that

you are not destroying my habitat

 

If I were a giraffe

I would alight on a raft

to escape my continent

 

If I were a leopard

I would want a good shepherd

to guide me through treacherous times

 

If I were a butterfly

I would want to get high

just forget and simply move on

 

If I were a toro

I would not want to think about tomorrow

learning instead how to go right for the legs,  avoiding that bloody muleta

 

If I were a duck

I would say fuck

under my breath, but still

 

If I had been a dinosaur

I would have surely gone to war

against those claiming climate change is fiction

 

Humans are more animal than assumed.

Animals are more human than presumed.

We are joined at the hip of evolution

 

The survival of only one

is the survival of none

We perish or prosper together.

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