Maybe if you were a worm you’d be safe
You could down burrow deep where no one would see you
Hiding away where you cannot be found
You could live your life the way that you want to
Not like the Rhino who’s too big to hide
Not like the Rhino who dies for your pride
To grin and show off an erection gigantic
To impress only you and your ego fantastic
Not like the fox or the seal, or the beaver
Who die for your coats that you show off in winter?
Not like the turtle who dies for its shell
So you can have bracelets or earrings to sell
Tuna and swordfish are gourmet delights.
We gobble them up with no thought of their rights
What of the crabs and the lobsters we eat
We toss out their shells and swallow their meat
What of the monkey and cute marmoset
We grind up their trees a profit to get
Their lives unimportant Man thinks on the main
With his precious 5th digit and huge growing brain
Brings destruction to creatures, to all acid rain
What happens to pandas or tigers or snakes?
When builders crash in with their backhoes and rakes.
They may go to the zoo, safely caged, fed and locked
Losing only their freedom, their rights they are mocked
When confronted by toddlers whose mothers are busy
They end up the loser, shot dead like Harambe.
So maybe if you were a worm you’d be safe
No one wants them to eat or put on display
No head to cut off to mount and deface
No succulent body to chop and sauté
They’ve nothing to fear from the great NRA
Just a robin or two on a warm summer day
The answer in fact is quite simple I say
See no one
It’s safer that way
For if anyone sees you and wants what you have
Be it sneakers or Jaguars or nails you retract
You’re Shit Outta Luck if its man you attract
He’s determined, shortsighted and ruthless in fact
He’ll get what he wants and you’ll pay the price
Unless of course you are tiny like lice
So take my advice stay away if you can
From the covetous, conscienceless killer called Man.