The Entrance To Hell (2014)














When they culled the badgers due to
the supposed risk of bovine tuberculosis
I said nothing
When they killed the urban foxes
following a single freak-attack on a child
I said nothing
When they eradicated pigeons from the cities
because the ‘flying rats’ spread disease
I said nothing
When they ‘controlled’ the population
of ‘nuisance’ squirrels
I said nothing
mink and beaver erode waterways
dogs foul pavements, rabbits pilfer farm-crops
seals deplete fish-stocks, cats set up allergies
geese on airport flight-paths get sucked into jet turbines
moles disrupt your lawn and bats are just plain creepy,
best eradicate them in the interest of social health…
Now I awake and where there was a world
I hear only this silence that goes on for forever

Andrew Darlington
Pic: ACE

By Andrew Darlington

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