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bad tooth fairies [Jun. 2nd, 2016|08:01 pm]
8 or so bees in my bonnet
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STU HARRIS·THURSDAY, 2 JUNE 2016

observe
the bad tooth fairies
killing elephants
for their tusks
to sell to the chinese
to make money
to buy AK-47s
from western arms dealers
to give to children
in the Lords Resistance Army.

‘follow the money’
is the adage:
so to infinitely skilled craftsmen
who have carved admirable trinkets
to sell to affluent, ignorant tourists
for hundreds of years

in the 19th century,
they took great beasts like this,
and nailed their heads to the walls
of castles.
smug trophys
of nature
conquered...

harpies chasing whales
money on our side,
our indefensible relentless hunt
for the light of the world...
a crow perches atop the sunbleached, windswept ribcage.
squalking for our bounty.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03wtph7
http://thediplomat.com/2016/02/chinas-uphill-battle-against-the-ivory-trade/
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