Friday, June 23, 2017

Animal Valentine

To the animals we must seem
Even lonelier than they are
Except they make themselves vulnerable
While we hide in our camouflage
And cannot even be loyal long
It’s hard to love the intractable
Weakness in ourselves
Let alone the surplus in others
But with animals we love them
For their weakness
Their need of us alone
Their forgiveness of our sins
As if they once were us

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