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Dirty V-word

Why is it that speaking about kindness toward animals generates so much backlash and vitriol?

Why is it that we so easily overlook suffering if it is not right in front of our faces?

How can we expect to expect justice and non-violence when we put violence and injustice in our mouths three times a day?

Why are we living in the past when we can be living in the future!? All it takes is starting to live with compassion and awareness for all life on Earth. That’s all. It just means we have to stop causing suffering for others, in order to drastically lessen the suffering of all. Either we end the anthropocentric causation of the Earth’s current mass extinction event, or it ends us. If we can’t be compassionate with each other, we don’t deserve longevity as a species.

our mark on the planet has been very bloody
our mark on the planet has been very bloody

The trees are speaking

What whispers will spill,

from between the cracks in the bark?

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What creaks and moans,

bends in the wind,

grows tall in the dirt and snow.

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Greetings of fruit to bear

shade from the heat during the Summer months,

shade from the Sun’s far reaching rays.

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What ways do you grow?

What fruit do you bear?

Who do you cast a shadow upon,

as the sunlight feeds us all…

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Let us all be lush and verdant! – mww 2015

 

Withering season

Outside, all alone

the wind howls

your bones chill

the sun wanes

and your leaves shrivel up.

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This too shall pass

your roots will spread

you come from a long lineage

of hearty survivors

and bigger fish.

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Just don’t forget the little fish

long gone food for naught, not you.

Chewed for thought, spit back out

into the exact place that you can take root and grow

mature into your own adulthood

generate your own budding, scatterable

seeds of thought.

mww – 12-05

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