|| What do we have here – some vegetarian credo?
|| Sounds like it. The author probably had ambivalent feelings about meat.
|| Hey – all of us are meat.
In the belly of time we're all being devoured, so why not enjoy the food that comes?
|| Because what death with dignity is in a slaughterhouse?
You're jes' holding a hamburger, right?
Well, that is only the surface ah the story.
You're also supporting an economic infrastructure,
& voting fer Ronald McDonald's Way of Life.
You're directly approving animal slaughter
& accepting everything consumerism implies.
You are also saying "yes" ta genetic engineering,
& ridiculous employee wages for stressed-out employees.
That hamburger iz a manifestation ah global inequities:
it illustrates how millions lack enuf ta eat,
so that a rich few enjoy cocktailz-caviar-n-beef.
Look closely between the buns:
the issues our planet faces
are in each burger on yer plate.