by Jim Rapp
on the face of the whole earth
and every tree that has fruit with seed in it.
They will be yours for food.
And to all the beasts of the earth
and all the birds of the air
and all the creatures that move on the ground—
everything that has the breath of life in it—
I give every green plant for food."
And it was so. (NIV)
that once, with all our fellow creatures,
we made fruits and vegetables our “daily hay,”
choose to flesh our diet out with sarx –
‘til then, we’d made the veggie kingdom pay.
who thrive, as at the start, on cellulose;
content themselves with “honey and a crust.”
But it had come to this: the carnivore of carnivores
must eat flesh now or die – no choice to make . . . he must.