Such is wilderness
When they have finally killed the last badger
And the cattle get their disease again
Who next will they blame, who next will they frame?
More innocent lives - more wildlife - oh deer!
Farming and the countryside will not mix
Whatever they say. There is more cruelty
Than can ever be held necessary
In their economics and politics.
Wilderness lies beyond conservation
The intricate web of ecology
Cannot withstand this crude humanity
Between these there is no conversation.
© RM Meyer
Devon, June 2019