the final irony of existence

it speaks at deafening volumes
about the high esteem in which
we revere our pets that we will gladly
euthanize them out of a sense of
human kindness whereas as a display
of perverse inverse logic we refuse our
own kind a similar speedy delivery from
suffering by way of the Big Syringe
even going so far as writing laws
prohibiting mercy killing as a crime
as though denying a human being the
dignity of choice regarding when she
or he feels ready to wave the white flag
were the highest form of moral justice
the cruel joke being that the terminally ill
may indeed therefore fare better if they were
indeed literally fastened to dying animals.

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