Do Pigs Think?
This morning I am sitting in my desk chair.
I lean back and contemplate the blank brick
wall behind my computer screen.
In front of my computer screen I have
placed an empty antique saucer
as a symbol of what matters.
All that I have is nothing, not mine.
There is a theory that pigs have souls.
There is a theory that humans have souls.
In my autonomous mind I hear a conversation
between two pigs:
"What manner of being would kill and consume
one-hundred-thirty million pigs a year?
Not to mention, cattle, goats, birds, sheep,
and the poor innocents of the sea."
"They turn everything to poison.
Is that a creature with a soul?"
John P. Manimas, July 2021
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