Would You?


Phillip Standin... - Posted on 22 October 2013

Author: 
Dee Allen

                                          

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Would you

Bite into a watermelon

Without seeds?

Munch on an ear of corn

Without taste?

Suckle the bittersweet juice from

           a pomegranate

The size of a baby’s skull?

Chew on a tomato

Grown with fish genes?

Eat bread made with wheat

That can withstand heavy

Clouds of insecticidal mist?

Cook a meal with spicy chili peppers

That can make

Their own herbicide?

A loaded gun

Is no longer required

Simply to play

Russian Roulette with

Your own body.

The game can

Now be played

Much slower

When feasting on

The cisgenic harvest.

Keeping hunger away-----

Original intent-----

Perhaps an excuse-----

By scientists.

The poor are left

To take that gamble.

White rats

In a cage

Took a chance

On a potato

They were fed for dinner.

Liver failure

Weakened immunity:

What they’d gotten

In return.

Will these

Be the effects that

Mistakes of science

Corruptions of nature

Have on us?

A loaded gun

Is no longer required

Simply to play

Russian Roulette with

Your own body.

The game can

Now be played

Much slower

When feasting on

The cisgenic harvest.

I wouldn’t take

Such a chance.

Would you?

 

 

 

[ For Nita B., Miguel Robles,

Rachel Parent & Tami Canal. ]

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