Rite of Passage for the Dolphins and Whales of Denmark and Japan

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By Nancy Mercado

Rite of Passage for the Dolphins and Whales of Denmark and Japan

In the harbor

Men damn our existence

Plunging sickles into the hearts of our friends

Filling glittering blue waters

With crimson savagery

 

They delight in hearing

Shrieking babies, mothers sobbing in pain

Practicing their barbarism

On a sunny beach day

 

Another massacre to idolize the penis erect

Another genocide of kindness

To gloat they’ve come of age

 

This miscreation, cutthroat atrocity called man


© Nancy Mercado. Published by permission in Centro Voices on 10 April 2015.

Centro Voices (ISSN: 2379-3864).
The views expressed here are those of the author and not necessarily those of Centro Voices, the Center for Puerto Rican Studies or Hunter College, CUNY.