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Wasps, termites, ants;
call the exterminator,
kill them, destroy their homes,
make sure they cannot hurt us.

Gophers, rabbits, crows;
call the exterminator,
poison them, trap them,
make sure they cannot hurt our crops.

The homeless, the hungry, the protesters;
call the police, call the politicians,
move them, quiet them, forget them, hide them,
make sure they do not bother us
as we go about our business.

What is it about us,
what happened to us,
that made us resort to this,
what happened to us
that made us forget
how to coexist?