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52 Poems To Animals Or Their Protectors

Poems to those who have held the Archimedes lever and changed the world
Poems to Animals and their Protectors


REACHABLE STAR
OR CHANGE THE WORLD IN FIVE HOURS

Henry went to hospital
Twas Bethesda Naval
and took a picture of an ape
in a restraining chair.
And took it to an international
picture wire
called Black Star
which sent it round the world..
and Gandhi saw and knew
that violated was the treaty
.. and she cancelled monkey export
.. because Henry in 5 hours
.. cared to reach for
.. one bright and reachable... star!

(Henry Spira throughout his life
taught others where to place the
Archimedes lever with which to
move the world)

CITIZEN'S ARREST

"A citizen may make an arrest
if she witnesses a felony
being committed", said Rockford.
"Quick!! Hurry!! Arrest him! "
He's swallowing
the evidence of his murder..
.. said Momma Cow
and Poppa Sow
as their piglets and
calves
were swallowed
by the farmer.

ROUTE 80

The freezing winter winds rip
through down from mountain
passes through the open slats of
the slaughterhouse trucks
on Route 80..
.. the sick are on the truck
floor, called downers.
The frightened low
and low.

In the summer time, their
tongues hang out from thirst
.. some of them suffocating
in the fetid air.

BLESS THE BEASTS

In Canada they clubbed the seals.
In Ireland they killed the eels.
Bull fights they waged in Madrid Spain..
a most brutal public kind of pain..
In Galapagos upended tortoise.
In Japan they knifed the porpoise.
In Denmark they slaughtered sows.
In Argentina they killed cows.
In Mexico they beat up donkeys.
In Zaire they caged up monkeys.
In Utah trapped mated raccoons.
In Congo caged baby baboons.
Norway Iceland Japan and US Inuit
hunted the last remaining whales.
In Ohio they crushed chick males
and caged millions of bird females.
In Virginia they hunted fox
At church gatherings they roasted ox.
In Maine boiled lobsters alive.
They advertised flesh on Channel 5.
Maryland taxes suffocated crabs.
Boston queen of cruel labs
In Korea they ate the dogs..
while in France they de-legged frogs
and Manitoba murdered hogs
Littleton Colorado poisoned
prairie dogs.
In Germany they choked
the geese.
In New Zealand
froze sheep unfleeced.
In China for spare parts they farmed bears.
In New Jersey for pleasure they killed bears.
In Saskatchewan they made Mad Elk & Deer
by feeding to the living the parts of dead deer
S Africans slaughtered elephants for their tusks
Idaho killed musk oxen for their musk.
Near the feedlots of Amarillo
They tried to hit the armadillo.
In Wisconsin they separate cow mothers
from their daughters, from their brothers.
In College Park for Frank Perdue
UM taught skinning rabbits.
In Chile from stolen skin
they made their riding habits.
Israeli jets bombed cows in boats
Ukrainians made animals into coats.
In Egypt they ate
old faithful slave camels.
In Mecca they slaughtered
countless millions of mammals.
In Florida boats defin manatee.
In W. Virginia groundhogs
poisoned on the golfing tee.
50,000 mice and dogs
drowned at U of T.
In Vietnam cut off eyes of shrimp
At UK's Oxford they shocked the chimp.
In Australia clubbed 6 million kangaroo..
Hippo choked on tennis ball
at the Detroit Zoo.
At the stampede in Calgary
they create for calves a Calvary.
Kentucky horses die in barn fires.
and break their legs in the mire.
Water skiers marauded nests of powerless
floating loons.
Careless walkers smashed the nests
of terns in grassbraid dunes.
Chanel for civet harmed the cat
but who is tortured more than rat?
Ermine tongues to greased
traps in Siberia froze.
In Italy calves made veal..
.. especially loved.. flesh of rose.
Oregon cuts 1000 year old trees
while smashing their squirrels birds and bees.
Many hate the gentle cockroach
and upon her life span they encroach

Said one 'I think they're coming
to feed us! '
'No by God! they're coming to eat us! '

Everywhere they're dismembered subdivided
drawn and quartered crucified.
This hell will end... heart by heart..
as each soul wills to do its part.

-

(This poem is dedicated to Alex Hershaft who
founded and continues tirelessly to work
on the Meatout and WFAD.)


BLOOD SWEAT AND TEARS

We have nothing to offer
you.. say the cows of
their gravy.. but our
blood, sweat, and tears.

How is it that their
tears..
are crystalline and clear
when they are made of
crimson blood and torn
from their broken hearts?

How is it that such tiny
orbs.. can contain
a globe of suffering?

(to Ingrid Newkirk: cofounder of PETA..
Sweat from uric acid or trioxypurine,
the pre-urine in animals' muscle cells
which is stronger than caffein or dioxypurine...)

AUDUBON THE BIRD STUFFER

Audubon killed birds to recreat them
stilled birds ere he would paint them
birds he debilled
birds he dequilled
birds with stuffing filled
.. no longer they trilled

but some open the cages and let
birds fly
open the ovens to stop their cries
turn off the heat and stop the fry
take 24 blackbirds from Colonel's pie

the Strasbourg geese from forced food
untied

(to Karen Davis, H Spira and all
bird protectors)

CHANEL NO. 41

Chanel.. this perfume
numbered five
.. since so many
animals.. lost their
lives?

Ambergris from the
sperm whale
Castor from the Canadian
beaver
Civet from the civet
cat rotated in a drum
to make her afraid and
secrete
and 36 musk oxen
castrated.. for 1 ounce
of musk
.. should it have been
called Chanel No. 41

(Thank you to Andrew Linzey
for including this poem
in his anthology)

PUPPY OF ANGEL BEAR

Little puppy of Angel Bear
chasing a butterfly brightwinged
His hat: floating dandelion fluff
spilling away as he canters
through the green rough
.. Little bear puppy
head cocked to concentrate
on the silent music he hears.

NONZOOPHAGOUS

Mohammed was monogamous
Gandhi was nonzoophagous
Maybe a rhinoceros
and a hippopotamus
are polygamous
Maybe a lion
and a tiger
are carnivorous
but human beings
are designed
to be frugivorous
and monogamous.

WHITE FIRE

Many times the hunter's
gun had suddenly
with its white fire
aborted the lives
of squirrels and groundhogs,
deer and bears.

The path out.. from
the gun .. was the return
path taken by
the forked electricity.

When news came that
he had died of lightning
some thought it
was his metal rifle:
a lightning rod

Others thought the
lightning
a Divine white fire:
the moving
finger of God

ST ANTHONY PREACHED TO THE FISHES

St. Anthony found
when humans didn't listen
that by the seashore
fishes ever listened
They did not need him
them to christen
since they're immersed
in lovewaters' baptism..
and swim in joy..
neath lighted seas' glisten

 http://www.nofishing.net

METHODS OF MOUSEKILLING IN THE WORLD'S LABS

Some suffocate them in plastic bags.
Other use little mouse sized
guillotines, advertised in
vivisection supply magazines.
Still others break their necks.
The sadistic feed them to snakes.
Those in denial delegate the task.
Some mice are needled to death.
Some are given poison.
Some die with their tiny fingers
caught in mouse traps.
Some die in agony after having
cancer or caustic chemicals
introduced into their bodies
.. or in forced sleeplessness
or forced swimming experiments
.. or having had their limbs
cut off.
All the little ones.. go straight to GOD

TOM TURKEY

2 years ago the moving
finger of God manifested
as a tornado..
and ripped the roofs
off the factory farms
in Croton Ohio.. revealing
to the world the misery
of the birds..
6 to a cage.. some still
alive after 9 days without
food and water..
debeaked so they would not
peck each other to death
from the overcrowding

This month the Finger
went through Van Wert
settling its force
near Cooper's Turkey
Farm

In the November holiday
of Thanksgiving
.. she promised
to give the turkeys
something for which to
be grateful..

no longer to eat their
flesh..
no longer to wish on
their bones..
when their wishes
could not be fulfilled.

PANDEVA'S MENAGERIE

They can't read
save the sounds
of his soul
They can't write
except on his heart

WINTER HERON NESTS

In the high barren
winter trees..
along the river's bank
.. they wait..
empty heron's nests
.. soon will come
the Flock of Spirit
to make of the
waiting hearts
a home

PURLOINED

Every pork loin
is from an innocent
victim
purloined
Every pork chop
from a little piggie chopped

ELEPHANTS

Elephants are the symbol
of the GOP
... of those
big game hunters
who kill oxen for musk
of those Safari Club
men
who shoot and saw off
the tusk
.. as easily as
if removing
ears of corns husks..

 http://www.matthewscully.com
(Matthew Scully Bush speechwriter
doesn't seem to worry about the
animals bombed by B 52's,
or shot at Sharon checkpoints
.. )

ASK NOT

Ask not what's for dinner
but whom

Father Mother God, we do not know
the name You gave this animal lying
dead before us.. or where she played
.. or whom she loved.. or what
were her favorite times..
or how she was gotten on the truck..
bound for slaughter.. by rope..
by kicks by shocking rod
.. We only ask for Your infinite
blessings for her.. that You erase
from her memory the cruelty she has
received at the hand of human-kind
..as You now erase every slaughterhouse
and fishing net and pharmaceutical or other
animal lab and trap from the earth

ISCARIOT

The frightened calf Harriet
saw the cowboy as Iscariot
mounted on slavehorse chariot
twirling his noose lariat.

KATZ

Not until every mouse
monkey and pig
is safely away
do these Katz ever play

(to Elliot, Marvin, and other
Katz heroes)

HUMAN CHAUVINISM

Whether socialists or capitalists,
oligarchs or communists,
petroplutocrats or anarchists,
duopolists or monarchists

ignorant cruelty is in the wake
of human chauvinists
ignorant cruelty



HIPPO BITS

Vivisector MD's
discard oath Hippocratic
.. speech and act
do not match
... are they hypocrites?
Veterinarians
cutting up dogs and
cats and other living beings
.. dissecting hippo bits
Are they hypocrites?

FRANK PERDUE

Frank Perdue has
gone on now..
billions of bird bodies
after...
The pain he felt
when he was 6
and his father murdered
his pet chick

FOUR RIVERS

Four rivers in the
slaughterhouse
... the
waste they defecate
in terror
... the liquid they
urinate in panic
... the soundless
tears..
.. the blood cascading
from their knifed necks

THOUGH SINS ARE AS SCARLET
THEY SHALL BE WHITE AS SNOW

That the white wool
not be crimson with blood
that the thick furry coat
not be scarlet
they did shear the captive

sheep
before shoving in the shiv
... and sometimes after
removed the fleece
the lambs and sheep
in cold did freeze


SPONGE SONG

In the sea,
a zillion strong
singing his own song,
each sweet sponge

LITANY OF DESPAIR

The answering service
said the dog was dropped
and abandoned
on Howe Road.. and had
waited 48 hours by the telphone
pole for his human to pick him
up.

The pound worker said one
old dog whose owner had died
was taken to the pound. Housebroken,
she died of a burst bladder
rather than urinate in the cage.

(God who dwells beyond time
and can intervene in past
present or future..
bless these and all beings)

CLEVELAND AMORY

Each fall Amory, Cleveland
told the deer to leave land
Amo.. for I love you
ry... for his genius wit

ALEX PACHECO COFOUNDER OF PETA

They used to say that
Ingrid would take time out to
eat dinner..
but Alex could think of
nothing but working
for the animals.

DO NOT DISTURB

God has put a 'do not disturb'
sign
over the green shelled limpets
cozily nesting
in lime waters limpid

OINKS

Oinks and grunts
turn to squeals
and screams
as the pigs
are taken to
slaughterhouses.
Please end
the shrieks
Stop eating those
with hooves, claws,
beaks.

SHALOM

a small Shalom arrayed
against sealclubbing violent might
... but like the tiny dawning sun she
shall end the cruelty of the night

(It was not the sealclubbers who were
arrested for violent murder to innocents
but Lisa Shalom.. arrested for
filming the
brutality)

EMBEZZLING BEE

Embuzzling bee
embezzling bee
are you sad that the
nectar to you
by blooms beequeathed
has been appropriated
by no longer hibernating
bears?

PIGS

A fig tree has
spare figs
but a pig.. he
has no spare ribs

HERMAN

For their fur coats men
murdered ermine
A little mouse
whose name is Herman
they called by
the most cruel name vermin

TENNYSON

God wants no benison
prayed over Tennyson,
his beloved deer
murdered into venison
Sacred are His
each and any sons.

SOUTHERN CROSS

These kangaroos and sheep and cows
born under the Southern Cross
and its starfire
.. every animal eater...
their crucifier

SEAL SEAL

God has imprinted God's seal
on the soul of every seal
As each's soul slips away
she joyfully to Him seals

(God is beyond gender..)

CATALYZE FOR THE CATTLE'S EYES

The masses
do now catalyze
a response to
agribusiness cattle lies
for we want to
look without shame
into cattle's eyes

BEHOOVES

It behooves us to
remember that
it is God who has
behooved His sacred
animals.

DRAWN AND QUARTERED

In countless nutrition
classes, the chart on
the blackboard shows
a cow or pig or sheep
.. drawn and quartered
with dotted lines..

IN THE COUNTIES NEAR FAIRFAX

In the counties near Fairfax
in fields full filled with flaming flax
in the meadows flagged with phlox
the fair unfair enfeared the fox
before they forked the flanks of flocks

BUCK N EAR

Profiteers and
buccaneers
sell poor pigs'
pieces
for a buck n ear

EVERY BEING IS SACRED

Out of each creature's eyes
in each being's body shrine
do light and love divine
for every being shine

IMMACULATE NOAH'S ARK

She keeps the cleanest ark
in the world..
how is it possible?
she never sleeps

(to Linda G)

CRECHE

It was a cow's manger, legend
says, which became the Christ
Child's crib. But the pigs know
that their trough could also
be a cradle.

SHRINEGLOW

The glow within each being shrine
is the Divine's ignited shine

NONVIOLENT FORK

Dead fishes arriving from the sea in dories
Dead birds trundled on the land in lorries
He decided by abstinence
to make his dinner plate ungory.

DAWN CUE

Dove coo
Dawn gives to Barbie cue
.. time to throw away forever
the barbecue

PIGEONS TOGETHER

The pigeons worked together
gainst those who would them defeather.
They stopped squabbling
to prevent their becoming squab.

SHARKS

Noah was saved on the ark
from the quandary of accepting sharks.
For they could swim in the
seas
and not harm those inside the barque.

DORMANCY

It is dormancy and not hypocrisy
to eat cows and object to hippophagy.

52
. audubon the bird stuffer
. behooves
. bless the beasts
. blood sweat and tears
. buck n ear
. catalyze for the cattle's eyes
. chanel number 41
. citizen's arrest
. creche
. dawn cue
. dormancy
. drawn and quartered
. embezzling bee
. every being sacred
. herman
. immaculate noah's ark
. nonviolent fork
. nonzoophagous
. pigeons together
. pigs
. puppy of angel bear
. reachable star
. route 80
. seal seal
. shalom
. shrineglow
. southern cross
. tennyson

(The Fairfax poem has been revised. Since it
was written, millions of British workers have
outlawed foxhunting with more than 2 dogs,
but this blood sport continues in Virginia.)
Author's Notes/Comments:

Ask Not
Audubon
5 Hours
Bless the Beasts
Blood Sweat and Tears
Citizen's Arrest
Chanel Number 41
Dogs of Pandeva
Do Not Disturb
Embezzling Bee
Frank Perdue
Hippo Bits
Human Chauvinists
Iscariot
Methods of Mouse Killing
Nonzoophagous
Puppies of Angel Bear
Purloined
Rt 80
St Anthony Preached to the
Fishes
Tom Turkey
Tomb to the Unknown Water
Buffalo
White Fire
Winter Heron Nest

 http://www.hogwatch.org
(to Henry Spira of Manhattan.. maritime
worker organizer, public school teacher,
effective animal rights worker whose
mentor Peter Singer wrote a biography of him.)
(Henry has left for God)

a restraining chair
holds primates captive
for months at a time.
They sleep and evacuate
tied to the chairs
.. in astronaut studies.
Dr Donald Barnes resigned
rather than irradiate
primates at Barnes
Air Force Base. Matthew
Broderick filmed Project X, a movie about Don
Barnes' refusal, which
is the only 1 of Broderick's movies
which pricegrabber.com
did not list


HIRSCH AND HIRSH

Loretta... fighter for animals
Jan... fighter for animals
Adolph and Edith... fighters for the poor
Susan... a saint who loved all


J AND L

Her parents took her and her brother to Mexico.
She was 5. He was 2. There were sandwiches
and icecold Mexican colas in glass bottles...
uncapped as they sat by the shore,
right before she immersed herself
in the Pacific. When she came out her toddler brother
with his bucket and shovel
had poured sand into the cola bottles. 59 years
later she still remembers it.


PROMISCUOUS TREE

Was she
a promiscuous tree..
that
the initials of so
many lovers
are cruelly carved
into her bark

HIS PROJECTED PROMISE

Overarcing the entire sky
..a 7 hued rainbow..
gate of heaven
.. we, rainbow catchers,
stand between the brilliant
setting sun and His projected
Promise

MAYA FRACTURES THE ONE

sliding down
a waterfall.. a ball of amber
the brain processes the color
shape and motion
in 3 different chambers

MORTMAIN

an event of mortmain...
.. from the crabclaw
the dead hand
he made an anaphylactic poison
masked as a heartattack
to take his foe's soul
to a disembodied land

and then stuck the body
in the refrigerated boxcar
of a moving train
and then stuck the body
in the refrigerated boxcar
of a moving train

WAVE CRISIS

the waves crash against
the rocks..
turning water into mist
.. as a crisis
turns the protagonist
.. into a mystic

MAD COW MARSHMALLOWS

avoid mad cow
marshmallows
and fries cooked
in cow tallow
and in so doing
save innocents
from slaughterhouse gallows

 http://www.vegdining.com
 http://www.madcowboy.com

SQUID INK

every viet vet who has not
asked forgiveness of the Vietnamese people
has a squid cloud of ink obscuring
with aggression his own guilt..

......
My Lai, Kim Phuc burned all over her body,
water buffalo set on fire
.. rare jungle plants destroyed
by Dow Chemical defoliants
.. 4 million Vietnamese people
dead as Texas war profiteers
broke the promises of Woodrow Wilson
and of FDR to Ho Chi Minh..
John McCain's victims..
women working in a lightbulb factory

---------
DESIRE

One tiny cloud wisp
can block the infinite sun
One weak link.. can destroy
a 10,000 link chain
One open door.. can
give access to all the fortress

FLOW FINDS A WAY

Over the blocks
of piles of rocks
the river finds a way
Around the walls
of money lack
.. money flow finds a way
Through the most dense
barriers,
Spirit finds a way.

ECOTERRORIST CROPDUSTERS

Ecoterrorist cropdusters
snuff butterfly lustre.
Of a different kind of gold
they are the lusters.

WINDBREATH

The wind does
the yoga of breath control
because when she
has no control
the result is hurricane
typhoon
and highwaves' roll

SUNNY YELLOW

Is the sunny yellow
of the lemonrind
in the lemonwood seen?

DAHLIA MANDALA

The dahlia mandalas
strung with bee
japamalas

NEPHROPOLIS

he no longer made
a necropolis
of the cells of
his nephropolis

(necropolis
.. city of the dead
or cemetery
nephropolis..
..nephros.. kidney)
(uric acid in flesh
is toxic to kidneys)

ESCORT

He feared his escort
death..
until he awoke
in a more spacious
and sunfilled
room..
in the castle of joy

RIPARIAN FLUTES

The reeds sing and talk
through their flute stalks

DANCING FIRE

Mercury no longer
criticizes
the oak
for not rolling
around in her leafy cloak
Ocean waves no longer
chide the mountain
for his fidelity
Dancing fire
now respects
the meditating yogi

VOICE OF ONE

Capricorn sooner or later
transcends
blind obedience to
external authority
..to listen to
the inner Voice of God
a Voice of Only One
Which holds the Majority

BROKEN PROMISES
NEVER MEANT TO BE KEPT

In Philadelphia
and Milwaukee
St Louis
and Vermilion
they know the GOP
promised 6 million
new jobs
and is now behind
7 million.

OMKAR

said the father to his son
why are you oming
in Laramie
Wyoming

repeat Omaha
several times
.. it becomes
Maha Om

(maha Om: great Om..
the Sanskrit seed syllable
Om is the root of all Sanskrit
while Sanskrit is the mother
of all language..
'more copious than Greek
more perfect than Latin
more exquisitely refined
than either'

EXORCISE AMERICA

Exorcise America
Vote Kerry
America
The child of the future
do not miscarry
God will not let you
miss Kerry

PARTIAL BIRTH ABORTIONIST

She saw a partial birth abortionist
on tv..
an American pilot
who had dropped a
daisy cutterbomb on an Afghan
pregnant woman.

a CACI interrogater
who killed the man
in his custody..
when his wife
was told..
she miscarried

TOLSTOY

Sooner or later
the nonviolence of
Jesus through Leo Tolstoy
to Mahatma Gandhi
will ignite every Russian
soul..
whether embodied
or in spirit
.. every Lenin Tchaikovsky
Brezhnev and Rasputin
every Khodorovsky
every Putin

COUNTERPOINT

Nazi bombs
genocidal
foiled by
classical
recitals

USEFUL THORN

it is said in the Vedas that
a thorn is used to remove a thorn
it is said by Buddhists
we become that which we focus on
In fighting monsters do we become monsters?
or are we suns whose nonviolent
rays
kill dracula?

DOI

While DOI
has allowed forest razing,
federal land cattle grazing
the brass have fostered
Marine recruit hazing

(DOI
has been given by the junta administration over parts of Abu Ghraib!!!)

SPELLING BEE

Shark billionaire capitalism
is like a spelling bee
with 1000 contestants
999 broken hearts
and only 1 winner.

SATANIC CADEUCIS

Smoke from the mower
swirls around barbecue
charcoal and burning flesh
fumes.. together they
spiral up in the sky

CHANGING WORLD

The children of Bucharest
see all as shrines of Eucharist.
And children know in Budapest
that none by Buddha
are termed pests.

BABY FLIES

There are 10 million
poems about
caterpillars' change
to butterflies
but few of
the worms.. the baby flies
who take wing
and fly to sky.

BARS ONE AT A TIME

Sometimes
the bars of life's cage
are removed 1 at a time..
appetite, sight, hearing,
energy, memory,
concentration, beauty,
family members.. the soul
is mournful..until the
bird of spirit finds
herself free

WIDOW NO MORE

Queen Christina left her
throne.. though each subject
inher kingdom
called to her..
.. for her love..
as a mother leaves her
children and other loved ones
to rejoin her husband who
has left his body

GIFTS OF THE VINE

approach the
trellised shrine
and she will
give you
gifts from her vine

(tomatoes are a fruit
like squash, cucumbers, peas, beans,
pumpkins and other gifts of
the vine)

SEMANTICS

The sign said 'spare ribs'
and we wondered what
genetically deformed
pig had ribs to spare

RESURRECTED WINTER

Winter fears
the arrival
of Spring
his rival
.. teardrops slowly fall
from his
icicle eyelashes
..
and then
the truth slowly dawns
.. that he himself is Spring

VEGETARIAN ARMENIA

they no longer
fear anemia
in ancient
Armenia..

(b12 for vegans
is hydroxylcobalamin
.. more efficient than
nonveg and dairy veg
cyanocobalamin
as evidenced by
more red blood
cells per cc
for vegans..
phlebotomist
nurses comment
on the more purple
cells of vegans)

DROUPADI MOTHER

She gave birth to many children
and had a paralyzed husband
.. so for 5 decades
her day began at 5 and
ended at midnight

She was delirious
with a preoperation
medication
and said to her
daughter

" fill all their plates
and then we can relax"
and her daughter's
heart ached at
the reminder of how
hard her mother
worked

(Droupadi:
Arjuna's wife.. was given
an Akshaya Patra.. a vessel
which filled daily with
food for thousands..
Droupadi always ate
last because after she
ate it would empty
for the night)

RICHARD NIXON

Why worry if the
fleas bite us.
It reduces cholesterol
and cures our
phlebitis.

(Not an endorsement
of his Vietnam
Cambodia or economic
policies)

PLEA TO SATURN

"Job: canst thou loose the
belt of Orion?"

saturn, we ask you to
loosen a few notches
your tight yoke
that the beings of
the world may know
more joy

KARIOKE

in the evening they
gather to sing karioke
and speak of the
sweep as Kerry
carries Okies

BABYBOOMERS

vegan
baby boomers
avoid the rumors
of new tumors

BLUE EYED PEACE

Black Eyed Sun
connected faster
to her own Black Eyed
Peace
..when near
his Blue Eyed
Soul

BLOOM AND BEE ARE ONE

a little pod
of goldenrod
her gold flag
partly unfurled
.. and part
toward her
inner God was
curled
..
along came
a bee
an unusually
faithful
bee
with thoughts
for no other flowers
nor his queen

the bloom
and the bee
became one
and were married
by the sun

3600TH REMINDER TO MYSELF

Whether one is
O or A or B positive
.. a lesson from
the bee positive
.. don't like
flies chase dung
.. but only nectar
thoughts:
be positive

HERE I STAND

vets who call themselves Christian say
that in refusing anymore to be part of calling
in fire on children or burning the huts of the aged
or shooting water buffalos
or removing
his own palms
from containers of napalm
burning palms
Kerry gave aid and comfort to
the enemy. The truth
is: Kerry shortened the war

 http://www.poetsagainstthewar.org

STATUES

Statues of white male
generals seated on
the horses they abused..
sit in parks
Flocks of birds fly overhead
give their opinions..
with splats

WIPE THE CHALICE

I shall wipe
the chalice of
my mind
that it not
pollute the thoughts
of God.
I shall cleanse
the altar of my heart
.. and air
out the shrine
of my soul
that the Divine Lover
indwelling all beings
be able to breathe.

GOLD LIGHT

What is the word
for the radiant lambent
light of evening
which paints
everything
in gold acceptance?



-Saiom Shriver-


52
. audubon the bird stuffer
. behooves
. bless the beasts
. blood sweat and tears
. buck n ear
. catalyze for the cattle's eyes
. chanel number 41
. citizen's arrest
. creche
. dawn cue
. dormancy
. drawn and quartered
. embezzling bee
. every being sacred
. herman
. immaculate noah's ark
. nonviolent fork
. nonzoophagous
. pigeons together
. pigs
. puppy of angel bear
. reachable star
. route 80
. seal seal
. shalom
. shrineglow
. southern cross
. tennyson
Ask Not
Audubon
5 Hours
Bless the Beasts
Blood Sweat and Tears
Citizen's Arrest
Chanel Number 41
Dogs of Pandeva
Do Not Disturb
Embezzling Bee
Frank Perdue
Hippo Bits
Human Chauvinists
Iscariot
Methods of Mouse Killing
Nonzoophagous
Puppies of Angel Bear
Purloined
Rt 80
St Anthony Preached to the
Fishes
Tom Turkey
Tomb to the Unknown Water
Buffalo
White Fire
Winter Heron Nest


(Reachable Star is to Henry Spira of Manhattan.. maritime
worker organizer, public school teacher,
effective animal rights worker whose
mentor Peter Singer wrote a biography of him.)
(Henry has left for God)

a restraining chair
holds primates captive
for months at a time.
They sleep and evacuate
tied to the chairs
.. in astronaut studies.
Dr Donald Barnes resigned
rather than irradiate
primates at Barnes
Air Force Base. Matthew
Broderick filmed Project X, a movie about Don
Barnes' refusal, which
is the only 1 of Broderick's movies
which pricegrabber.com
did not list


(The Fairfax poem has been revised. Since it
was written, millions of British workers have
outlawed foxhunting with more than 2 dogs,
but this blood sport continues in Virginia.)

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