Animal Kingdom

Written for dVerse Poets Pub - Poetics:  This Valentine's Day, Come 
and State it Plainly  (posted by Sanaa)

"For Today’s Poetics, I want you to write a love poem. Bear in mind that it doesn’t necessarily need to be romantic. It can also be dark and speak of ache and loss. It can transcend words and language. It can describe what the heart has been carrying within for a long time. The possibilities are endless."

My love of animals
can be a curse.  
I watch what is
happening to their
world–species endangered,
or wiped out.  I see
each whale wash up
on shore, and my eyes
fill with tears, my
stomach knots.  Loss
of habitat and food
sources are killing
them.  I feel a constant
sorrow in my heart
because of my love
of animals.

About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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6 Responses to Animal Kingdom

  1. Helen says:

    I wish everyone shared your steadfast love for animals .. happy you wrote this on Valentines Day.


  2. Rob Kistner says:

    Wow — Very powerful and bittersweetly beautiful Sara… 🙂✌🏼❤️


  3. sanaarizvi says:

    I love the poignancy with which this poem is penned, Sara! Thank you so much for writing to the challenge! 💜💜💜


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