J.H. DickinsonPoetry, Essays and Art By J.H. Dickinson from All-Creatures.org


I am not an object

I was born
Mother, hot breath
Feel of nurturing tongue

I knew nothing of my
Human crafted state
Controlled
Contrived
Cruelty

I am
Someone
Not
Some thing

Objectification
Commodity
Without
Being or form

I belong to me
I am not parts
Or
Materials

How can you not
See me
What I was
When all fleshy parts
Are put back together

See me now
Feel my place
In this world

I am not an object

Cow ears Dog treats
Came across this in a garden centre in the Lake District of North West England. Just utterly horrified by the normality of selling cows' ears as dog treats...

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