David M. Bennett


What then, is a liberal, and what explains his liking?
He sees a bug inject disease
And scolds the man for striking
Then bids that we fall to our knees

And try all insects to appease

Laconically acknowledging that folks around are dying:
Of course, “mosquitoes have a right to live,
and all those trying to self-defend are ‘speciesists;’
object and you’re denying!”
So gird your loins from fool or whore;
Either they know not or ignore
Right’s good from evil’s bad in life—they’re either dumb or lying.