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This is about taking animals from the wild, which diminishes nature, the animal itself and us.

Covet.

Oddbodby Samantha Gray13 Feb 2019

I tamed the Springtime
put a collar round its neck
and though I stroked it
the world outside stayed dead.
I tamed the Springtime.

I tethered lightning
it missed its love the rain
I stole its thunder
and it would not strike again.
I tethered lightning.

I snared the sunset
it had no right to be free
and though I beat it
it would never bleed for me.
I snared the sunset.

I slew the rainbow
and nailed its glory to the wall
where it soon faded
and left no gold outside at all.
I slew the rainbow.