Galapagos Hunting

Barbaric I thought,
And brilliant.

Shooting from a helicopter
Typical humans
Primates with advanced technology
Not afraid to fly
Too dainty to touch the ground

Three goats are felled
After a quick few shots
Down quick

Unhurried, then a rapid fall
And as I watched
Without modernity’s cancer of offence

I saw the turtles
The hunter wanted to defend.

By J.W.H. Hobbs

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