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

This human viral world
By Julie Dickinson

This human viral world,
Suffocating and close.
White knuckled desperation,
We cling.

Of what else is to come.
I hear you,
Feeling my own deep compassion for all those lost.

Shattered and splintered lives,
Winking out across the world.
Lights diminished.

The bloody parallel
Runs deep in my thinking.
Haunts me.
Animal annihilation on a global scale.
Years of it.

And yet our demise is still nowhere near
their numbers
Killed every year.
History-fuelled normalisation.
Plate and platter.

We are warned.
We are driven to re-examine
Our species proximity.
Our desire to ignore
The reason behind this pandemic.

This human viral world.
Suffocating and close.
White knuckled desperation.
We cling.

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