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The Death Around Us: A Poem

The Death Around Us

by Maia W.



On our plates

Dead, no comment


In our carts

Dead, no comment


On our menus

Dead, no comment


Plastered on billboards

Dead, no comment


On our feet

Dead, no comment


In our jackets

Dead, no comment


In the stores

Dead, no comment


In our mouths

Dead, no comment


In the fields

Look, cows!


How cute.

So fuzzy.

See the baby?

Have you heard of fluffy cows?

The Oreo ones are my favorite.

I want to hug it!


Absent from our plates

Where’s your protein?


Absent from our carts

That’s rabbit food.


Absent from our menus

Ew, tofu!


Absent from the billboards

Can we eat somewhere else?


Absent from our feet

Those are knockoffs.


Absent from our jackets

But faux isn’t as soft!


Absent from the stores

Vegetables are gross!


Absent from our mouths

Why do you have to be so extreme?


Absent from the fields

Wait, where did all the cute cows go?

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