Animal Writes
29 March 2000 Issue
The Glass Wall

by [email protected] 

If slaughterhouses had a glass wall

and you had to see your dinner fall

would you still eat with no concern,

or from it, would you learn?

Whose flesh should be in your bun?

could you point and choose which one?

They're trapped in line to die for you

lives resting on what you do

Terrified they watch as another dies

what if through glass, you locked eyes?

Now it's your dinner's turn - what do you say

as he struggles for life - to get away

You can hear his agonizing bellow

as his head takes the final blow

He's lifted by a single chain

just for your taste -- sound insane?

His throat is sliced and he's bled

disembowelment is straight ahead

Your food's true cost, becoming clear

as dinner time draws near

You sit in front of your plate

after witnessing such a brutal fate

A blood stained and shocking sight

would it ruin your appetite?

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