From whales to plankton, lions to flies,
nature has always had it's economies,
which we understand as mechanisms
and then only in the barest of outlines.
The more complex the connection
between insect and beast the more we see
hierarchies we can dimly begin to respect.
This helps us to know to leave nature
as the fleshly but ghostly machinery
it is best left to be.
If we retrained ourselves enough
from harming others we'd prove
to ourselves that all the time
we were the hollowest
of all of natures fleshly ghosts.