Oct 22

our turn

they were here first 
we were here second
no, third
no, fourth
no, fifth
no, last
we were here last
and they have helped us
with work
with food 
with love
animals have taught us 
about the world
about surviving in it
and even about ourselves
all we do is take
take from them
steal from them
their knowledge
their freedom
and their lives
and what do they do for us?
they give to us
they give us their knowledge
their fredom
their lives
and now

after all this

its our turn