Our Origins | A Poem by Julie Callinicos

Look! No, really, look. Observe

See with your heart not just your eyes

One million fish today

Two million people tomorrow

And what is the difference anyway?

Why the categorization of life?

All life is precious

It isn’t a relief to say

“It was only several thousand animals

as long as all humans are okay;

as long as a certain kind of human is ok”

So why isn’t it this simple?

Separate life from life, love from love

Isn’t that the problem?

It is all of us who matter

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