I feel Godly when staring at ants—
less so with elephants and orcas;
the latter sings and chats for leagues
the prior’s trunk caresses and ensnares
both prefer room to roam, instead,
(snap photo with Android S9)
“Sweet, now it’s time to show the world!”
How we can cage intelligent creatures;
force them to dance, flip, and flaunt.
Let the innocent go, and pity the strippers.