Wednesday, June 25, 2014


    So, what is progress now?  Which way’s ahead?
    What is the next enlightenment in sight
    As we the “sapient” are slowly led
    Onward to wiser visions of what’s right?

    What heinous -ism is the next to fall
    Now race, religion, gender are addressed?
    What backward attitude will then appall
    The sensibilities of those most blessed?

    Is it that human beings are carnivores
    Who kill and eat our species’ next of kin?
    Is there not something in us that abhors
    Such practices and knows to name them sin?

         Our next advance in wisdom then may be
         A vegetarian sensibility.