snippers

Silent Stars

Folder: 
Animal Rights


SILENT STARS

*

1st draft

*

Some tree choppers send
caterpillars live through a chipper.
Long lines fishing boats
cut off dolphin flippers.
Mowers shred the fabric
of blooming ladies' slippers.
Sheep freeze when too soon
their fleece removed by clippers.
Jockeys who bet on races are
more likely horse whippers.
Whales are killed by pollution,
sonar, and big shippers.
Some kill the plant.
For cinnamon they become
barkstrippers.
Sturgeon are cut open for
caviar
by modern fishermen rippers
who don't yet care that
the sturgeon have no zipper.
For topiary, plants are
mutilated
by sharp
gardening snippers.
All of this happens
beneath the silent
Big Dipper

*

-saiom shriver-

View saiom2's Full Portfolio