Of course eating animals is wrong but not like
the Permian Extinction all of 250 million yrs ago
eliminating 95% of all life thus creating
several degrees of difference indeed
a complete planetary makeover
(but then the worst thing you can have
is a sense of proportion: copy-
right Douglas Adams)
like my poor dead fathers cremated dust underfoot
and Captain Hook with his ticking crocodile clock
timing the duration or destiny
or Brian Sewell on the Grand Tour (an Art Historian or what?)
sailing gaily south of Orvieto wine my dear
in the gardens of the big palazzo condensing history
(those are peacocks that were his eyes)
— above all this the shifting web of the stars below
the soil we are
and a line of Dylans ironising "life"