Pressure Applied

Pressure applied,
stress evoked,
fresh air,
turning to smoke,
backs turned to suffering and pain,
leaders chosen,
destiny delegated,
care relegated,
keep together, hold the line,
let them through and slaughter a few,
now I sit and listen,
the dinosaur dawn chorus,
I fear you, I have to respect you,
not because I want to,
but because I do not want to die,
not now, not ever,
I ask them who was the first?
the first what? they say,
the first to kill to eat?  
you know the past-time so many repeat,
they replied with a pause,
a shake of the beak,
they said, even the herbivores have to compete,
your ambition, your approach,
you have shaped for some time,
man made measures of infinity,