No it’s murder, said another.

I think people don’t care because it’s only animals dying, said Miriam.

a life spent
making marks
was what she
had been
doing she
wondered
if this too
was a way of
ruining
everything

At least Art isn’t gashing the precious underbelly of the planet, said one mom.

The birds have nowhere to set down, said another.

Look how poignant that sounds, someone smirked.

it’s hard
to break
the language
machine

hard not to
pathos pathos
pathos

Marking. Marking time. The poet Leslie Scalapino died.

Meanwhile oil unstoppably pouring into the blue-green.

either/or animal: pathos pathos pathos