Tilikum

Filed in Gather News Channel by on February 28, 2010 0 Comments
Once a predator of the deep
and now a captive in a tank-
should we expect its instincts to sleep?

Once a hunter of the sea
and now a plaything behind glass-
should it forget its blood need?

Teased to do tricks
with dead fish,
perhaps, it craved
a morsel more fresh.

What lurked in its brain?
For a clue, think on the killer
in its name.

But don’t judge a carnivore
for primates practice
yet say they abhor
torture, genocide
and war.

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