Tag Archive | Deer

Watching Them

We watch them in grasses

Grazing to their full

and staring curiously

Little knowing the intentions

The next day – they are in our dining tables

in varying forms and sizes

 

We watch them in media

Call them ‘endangered species’

while wearing their skin

as a deterrent against cold

and an object of fancy

 

We watch them in the forest

Marvel at their ferocity

Hiding in a safe place

The next day –

the trophies of our ‘bravery’

hang in our walls

 

Just think for a moment

of the dying animal

Liken their blood with yours

Look into their eyes,

think of your loved ones

and we will never do that again

Tale of a Deer

I escaped the terrifying forest

Leaving behind ferocious predators

And loving mates

To come to this lush green city

Full of life and vegetation

 

And what do I behold?

But predators in sophisticated attire

Lusting my skin

And desiring my meat

And I see the meat of fellow animals

Hanging in butcher shops

So out of shape

That I am unable to identify them

I have a tiny heart that beats, too

And I decide to go back to the forest

Live with my friends

And confront my predictable enemies