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A prose poem by

Saad El-Asha

Submitted Apr 8, 2022, 1:41:14 AM

An Open Letter to Vegans

When the greenhouse opens its doors,
I say, "It smells like a vegan's breath."
I had been vegan-ish myself.
I have refused to wear leather, naturally,
But conceded that wool over my back
Meant good hygiene for the sheep.
I have not put wool over other people's eyes.
And I have eaten eggs,
"They're the period blood of chicken. No harm done",
I said.
But you, dear vegans, you do not compromise.
Here, in the greenhouse, I sense my cowardice.


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Commented May 19, 2022, 9:04:27 PM
Cowardice? I think not. Practical would be the word I would use.