Black Cat Awareness




Doggerel in the cause of black cats
Is it a sin to be black?
Why’d you leave me behind, at the back?
Walk away from me, clickety-clack?
Is it a sin to be black?
You dismiss me with “I’m alright, Jack.”
I wish I had kerb-appeal knack!
Is it a sin to be black?
What do you think that I lack?
Please open your heart, just a crack.
Is it a sin to be black?
To be good enough just for the sack?
Despite all the lies, I’m no Drac.
Is it a sin to be black?
I am cast as a ghoul in a Mac!
For crossing your path on the track.
Is it a sin to be black?
There’s been too much negative yack.
Please give me some hope now, to pack.

©Heidi Stephenson, October 2015. http://animalrightsacademy.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/Comparingracismandspeciesism.pdf