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The Night Animals Could Talk

Caribou screamed
At truckers from icy roads,
Pining for crossings.

Lane closures, meat with teeth
Staining road signs.

Off in the warren,
Rabbits refuted stereotypes
Abstaining in assembly
To munch the greener grass.

With a processor’s surprise,
Ground beef groaned,
Caged chickens openly envied
The pigs’ muddy sausage fest

And the cock from Cornflakes
Woke everyone on Sunday
To be served with bacon.

(Image “Caribou in Denali” © Flickr user Amy Meredith)