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Animal People

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Animal People

The welfare advocates 
pick on human frailty,
comparing 
sending children to orphanages
 to sheltering kittens.

They wonder about our
inherent bad-ness,
go fault finding and 
interpret themselves above the pale,
flesh-eating disease that attacks 
their selfsame skin, and 
cannot feel it burning away to hate.

Your affection spreads infection:
Love kills.

I think I may have cancer.
Well, ain’t life just a bitch!

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