Academic journal article Journal of Cultural Diversity

Food for Thought

Academic journal article Journal of Cultural Diversity

Food for Thought

Article excerpt

The ability to rationalize, aware that I'm aware,

inherent human traits that I possess -

Afford the right and reason, to reign both flora and

fauna, who are often seen as less.

My opposable thumb perfectly holds my knife,

as I gingerly slice my steak -

I hold higher logic, demonstrate the ability to use tools,

mastery the flora and fauna cannot fake.

But while mankind was purportedly created equal

a hierarchy seems firmly in place -

And the value of many of those in our world,

is based on things like gender, class, and race.

What if this nonsense spread into other kingdoms,

can you imagine the chaos it would create?

The animals and plants would spend all their energy

deciding who to love and who to hate.

The animals might have an easier time,

as overt instinct drives their society -

For a mouse trapped alone, in a room with a cat,

certainly is not free.

But the plants are more subtle, their actions refined,

heeding the seasons' supplies and demands -

So how would they establish a pecking order

to decide who wilts and who stands?

Consider the vegetables, how would they deduce

which traits should hold high regard? …

Search by... Author
Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed


An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.