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