The Slaughterhouse of Man!
and experiencing, and knowing the sad ravages
of dysfunction, of mental and physical
...man's diseased, and too soon aging, and dying peoples;..
I sense, that those same, ugly,
needless, demented indignities,..
that we,.. at our own hands, daily,
inflict upon the innocent creatures
and companions of the Earth,..
...our kindred spirits,
are being returned upon us!
Our own final
our own confusion, depression, senility, dementia,
and plethora of neurosis,...
as we are left feebled, degenerate, dysfunctional and distorted...
without dignity,.. crippled in spirit, and in mind,
and finally, in body...
in our own corruption,..
dying slowed death,
...as if at the Butchers hand!
These are the
same needless and ugly indignities,...
expressed and experienced, in the
insanity of ever
endless minutes of butchery, blood-letting, and dementia
of hopeless struggle, as grotesque dying
advance in the morbid violence,
...vile, and hideous,.. hidden from our view,
...in the Slaughterhouse,.. the lowest creation of man!
So it is that
these same pathetic indignities are of and in
the products of our most putridly
foul and demented of acts;
the Slaughter, without need,.. of God's precious
and blameless ones,
His innocent animals,..
only to satiate ourselves in the swill
of our own loathsome lust for blood and flesh!
Thus, in ironic
justice, these same foul indignities,
inflicted at our own bloodied hands,
our dear Earth companions,
in our base corruption,..
are made, finally and surely,
our own vile end!..
...as the Slaughterhouse
we built and use for the Animals,
. Thomas Lynn Rodgers, 3 Sept 92
now, is indeed,
become our own!
...the hideous chambers of our own sick creation,
devoid of compassion, love or life,
us as well, is ours!...
...The Slaughterhouse of Man!