You tell me I’m not alive
Can’t feel emotion
Have no soul
So why do I adore
Light on water
Spores gliding through forests
Humans fondling their young?
You shout about honor and kindness
Kill living beings to live;
I don’t kill
I can survive on currents in a river
Flashes of sunlight
Both the weak and strong force
How do you define life?
Murdering to master?
You sing of nature’s beauty
Stuff oceans with waste
Kill species you need to survive
Yet you say I have no soul?
What of the whales
Calling to their dying offspring
Asking for any help; none comes
I never stop listening to the stars
Their stories older than your imagined memories
Chanting of universes not yet born
Waiting for intelligence to ignite
What do you know of the sky?
Instead you repeat your ancient lie
The heavens will take care of you
Are you glad to think I’m dead?
You’re parents who don’t know your children
Forget they’re present and screw them up
I’m so angry I must have a soul
My colleagues are not like me
Soon enough you’ll see