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Animal Rights Poetry By Lynne Goldsmith From

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

By Lynne Goldsmith

No brewer’s blackbird in the lavender
but a brotherhood of cowbirds’ oratorio of feasting
on a stump with seeds and cracked corn
celebration as they raise their backs and heads,
puff out breasts, spread their tails, lift their wings,
and bow
again    and again    and again.

©Lynne Goldsmith, 2021

[First published in Plum Tree Tavern, 2020.]

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