Heidi StephensonA Satanic alchemy
By Heidi Stephenson
An Animal Rights Poem from All-Creatures.org

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

A Satanic alchemy
By Heidi Stephenson

A Satanic alchemy turns…

Whales into lipsticks,
Elephants into pianos,
Fish into fertilizer,
Seahorses into ‘novelty’ key-rings,
Dogs into urban ‘weapons.’

A Satanic alchemy turns…

Foxes into coats,
Bears into ceremonial hats,
Crocodiles into handbags,
Kangaroos into football boots,
Rabbits into fashion accessories.

A Satanic alchemy turns…

Chickens into ‘nuggets,’
Turkeys into ‘drumsticks,’
Lambs into ‘kebabs,’
Pigs into ‘hotdogs,’
Cows into ‘burgers.’

A Satanic alchemy regards…

Wild beings as ‘quarry,’
The sentient as ‘livestock’
The living as ‘commodities.’
The conscious as ‘experimental subjects,’
Sacred souls as future excrement.

A Satanic alchemy turns…

Morality into expedience,
Ethics into exploitation,
Conscience into capital,
Empathy into indifference,
And heaven into hell.

© Heidi Stephenson, March 2014

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