Mammals

by Ethel Mortenson Davis

They tried to tell us
you didn’t have souls—
but I knew better.

Your eyes showed it.
Your sense of humor
spoke it.

The way you took care
of your young
screamed it.

They tried to tell us
you didn’t have souls,
but I knew better.

4 Comments

Filed under Ethel Mortenson Davis, poems, Poetry

4 responses to “Mammals

  1. eremophila

    Yes Ethel, of course we did, but your words are needed.

  2. I’ve always known too, Ethel. Never believed “them”. Wonderful poem!

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