Of Gods and Dogs
why does not -- our humane society -- include
there are hungry neglected humans among us
crippled in body and/or spirit
but they are not even humane to dogs
zillions of dogs getting the gas chamber every year
any one that loves dogs can tell them
what a dog would prefer
-- would say --
"Ship me to those cultures who eat dogs
at least they don’t eat me alive."
"Better yet, stop enabling us to reproduce
so many throw aways."
how easily we discard one toy for the next
pretending happiness --
learn that dreams do come true
even after we give up wanting and turn
to yet another attraction
"be thoughtful of what you wish for"
our elders caution
and William Payton, writing from death row writes
"As individuals WE MUST discover
at some point we are spiritual creatures
designed and destined to learn that
love is the source of all life. If we don’t learn
then we have not achieved the purpose
of our existence."
- Abuela Musica
6 September 1999