Treasure Island

Nicholas Peter


Animalia


The roar of a mindless lion,
the nobility of a cage,
doesn't make sense to him.

A musty bull elephant,
grows angrier each day,
the zoologist pokes and laughs.

Monkeys swing and dance,
at high noon for jazz crowds,
no honor in a gorilla's ballet.

Men that mirror apes,
they live in houses that aren't akin,
to a cage-

Where is the fairness?
One species in comfort,
while the other suffers.

The blonde bimbos,
who snap pictures of tortured otters,
who live in a one lane fake river.

Crocodiles swim within inches of each other,
suicidal death rolls,
they'll eat themselves instead.

Suffering wolf's howl,
the animals in pain,
man torture-

disdain for life,
nature sheds it's tears in storms.

Submitted: Monday, February 10, 2014
Edited: Tuesday, February 11, 2014
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