A Measure of Kindness

January 21, 2016, Prescott- I am spending today and tomorrow with fourth graders at a small elementary school, on Prescott’s north side.   It’s a welcoming place, that has offered me continuity, over the years.  I will miss that, in the latter part of next week, but one must choose, and move forward with those choices.

Here’s a bit of speculation, on a different note:

Is it ethical to practice vivisection on ants?

Looking at the segments of the writhing forms,

whilst knowing full well none of them may register a plaint.

The susurration of a shocked animal-rights advocate, in Scandinavia, may be the norm.

Yet, would it be any less barbaric, for a horseshoe to land on the insects, as they herd their aphids, among their plants?

(The above is in response to another prompt, in the Winter Scavenger Hunt).

8 thoughts on “A Measure of Kindness

  1. For some reason, my comments do not post. Great poem.

    On Thu, Jan 21, 2016 at 10:06 PM, righteousbruin wrote:

    > righteousbruin9 posted: “January 21, 2016, Prescott- I am spending today > and tomorrow with fourth graders at a small elementary school, on > Prescott’s north side. It’s a welcoming place, that has offered me > continuity, over the years. I will miss that, in the latter part of nex” >

  2. heh, by one set of ethics the vermin are lucky if i failed to set my surrounds by the acre on fire … another equally valid set of ethics says all life is prescious even the pestilential/dangerous kinds. – i.e. yes hurry or no,discouraged 😀

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