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Random Poem:

The Green Lovers
Linnac

Why does the capybara cry,
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or bats into turbines fly?
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Why does the hedgehog bleed,
 3
or birds forget to feed?
 4
Tell me of instinct, or dopamine,
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of animal urges like that of a teen.
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Show me the workings of chemistry.
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Open my eyes. Let me see.
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In this world, I fell in love
 9
with a boy stained with petrel blood.
 10
From his concern, I drank my fill,
 11
as we worked against the oil spill.
 12
Yet, by noon, I was out of love,
 13
as he mourned a blackened dove,
 14
and I could see his black-flecked tears
 15
rip into me and call forth my fears.
 16
 
 
I’d like to know why an abused dog
 17
will, by a human side, docilely plod
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or yet why an injured snake
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refused to wake, refused to take
 20
the mouse I offered, why its eyes
 21
were grey and milky to my surprise.
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When vets like us fall in love,
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we treat this sickness wearing gloves.
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