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Choosing not to eat meat, fish and any other living species
with a known mental capacity
is not difficult, but extremely satisfying.
I choose to carry on a diet in which
I do not consume any animal products whatsoever
other than dairy and eggs.
I am tired of receiving shocked faces
whenever I mention I am a vegetarian.
I am not from another planet,
much less from another universe.
My choices are mine
as yours are yours.
I do wish there were more of us out there,
but I will not enforce my diet preference
on someone else
but I will,
as I do,
voice my opinion
whenever asked
in terms of
consuming food.



© 2018 Layla J. Silver


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