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Ended – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

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“Suffering does not necessarily ennoble you.” Henry Louis Gates

Ended

When did we valorise the threshold of pain
creating heroes of suffering as if
bloodied carcasses were somehow a
thing of beauty and terminal bodies were
heavenly portraits of masochistic willpower,
a pulsating distorted erotica, but
when the cow lay beyond help out in the 
paddock, it was the vet who ended the 
worship with a liturgy of love.

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