Friday, February 13, 2015

The Opportunist Feeders

Carassius auratus
(that’s gold fish to you and me)
have bellies no bigger than their eyes
Opportunist feeders
they lack the capacity to know
when enough is enough
Given the opportunity
they eat and eat and eat
and they poo and poo and poo
until the water in the fish tank
becomes cloudy

Eventually
the eating, the poo and the cloudy water
sign their death warrant

Homo sapiens
(that’s people to you and me)
have eyes much bigger than their bellies
Opportunist feeders – the greedy ones
they lack the capacity to know
when enough is enough
Given the opportunity
they eat and eat and eat
and they buy and they sell (at a profit)
and they sow their seeds in a poor man’s field
and they build bigger barns
and they kick and they maim
as they step one upon another to reach the top of a ladder
They slay the vineyard owner’s son

They poo…
venting clouds of smoke from their factories
until the air of the planet
becomes toxic
and the water becomes poison
(and Carassius auratus is glad it’s not living in the wild)

Eventually
the eating, the poo - 
the toxins and poisons
sign their death warrant

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