Sad eyes of a calf,

motherless, bleating

fed well to fatten

worthy for eating,

undeserving.

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4 thoughts on “Unworthy

  1. So sad for me as I love all animals, and I know some of them must be eaten, but at the same time, there is a sadness in the way you wrote this. I have never heard the term ‘abattoir.’ It must be from your country. We have slaughter houses here, but I have never heard the other.

    • Abbatoir is derived from a 19th century French word, abbatre, ‘to fell’. This is also written in a very specific style, a one line poem and all of mine are exactly 15 words long. It leaves little room for sentiment when you have a point to make and that’s the challenge, too. Thanks for reading it, Anne.

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