shameful

Coyote
Image Credit: Mark Boster / LA Times – Click the picture to follow the link to the article that inspired what follows.

The walls and black scars, full of screaming metal, crept across the land,
A progressively greedy excess without permission, balance or order,
And the ancestral paths of the pack were cut and buried asunder,
Forcing them to wander further away from the shifting sand,
To provide their families with food and sheltered dens,
Under the disdainful, entitled, glare of fearful men.

We are supposed to be knowledgeable and civilized,
And should be mindful of our encroachment,
Change our behavior and sentiment,
To achieve the ultimate prize,
And coexist peacefully,
As it should be.

Instead, we condone shooting coyotes with paintballs…

Is that really who we have become?

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19 thoughts on “shameful

    • Just figured I’d add for any of your readers who don’t know me that I do not condone shooting possums with paintballs either… only in completely fictionalized cartoon situations where possums exist only to be abused by the artist.

      • If any of my readers aren’t familiar with your work, official kingdom proclamation: go forth and read evil squirrel postehaste and with much prejudice or something like that…

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