The form deserves more than 5 stars, Luke. How do you manage such complex formatting on Tumblr? I can't even get a poem to center on a page! I especially like the prey item that is rendered in bold font.
As a former zookeeper, I find this message very moving. We practice psychological transference to other animal species just as we do to other people. Black animals tend to become symbols of death or Satan. Starlings and pigeons are referred to as "trash birds" because, as species, both are much like humans. They blanket the earth, live in proximity to us, and eat anything.
Bravo, Luke. This piece seems perfect to me.