Julie DickinsonThe space between us
Animal Rights Poetry By Julie Dickinson From All-Creatures.org

Poems of compassion dedicated to the non-human animals who share this planet with us and the people who fight for them.

The space between us
By Julie Dickinson

The space between us,
Vast, cavernous.

I am not in your space,
Safe as I am in mine.

I do not feel the threat,
Of a ‘commodified’ being.

I am here, safe at the back,
Watching, human, resolute.

The space between us
Prevents my pain.

You, the animal.
The unfeeling, profit machine.

The world of hurt
Inflicted on you and yours.

No body parts will be taken from me.
No butchered and brutal end.

Eyes averted, denial switched on,
Here, I bask in hierarchy.

Animal, anima, animalism,
You belong to us.

We own everything
About you, from birth to death.

I will never walk in your space.
Safe as I am, in mine.

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