McCloud

Kathleen McCloud: Venus Rising, 2017; mixed media on panel, courtesy GF Contemporary

This is written by a turkey. I will soon be eaten for Thanksgiving. I do not think I should be eaten. I should not be eaten because there are lots of other turkeys in the world. I am too young to die, and people will not pay to eat me.

The first reason why I should not be eaten is that there are other turkeys in the world. There are lots of dead and ready-to-eat turkeys at the store just waiting to be eaten. This shows there are enough turkeys in the store already. There are way better turkeys to eat in this world. I will also taste really disgusting. Another reason not to kill me is that there are already dying turkeys in this world, and I am perfectly living. Enough turkeys are already killed in one year. Just let me live.

The second reason why you should not kill me is that I am too young to die. I have not finished any of my goals in life. I should be able to die a happy turkey that did something with her life. I will not be able to fulfill my dreams of going to turkey college. I wanted to go skydiving. I have my whole life ahead of me and you are going to take it away for a holiday that is unfair.

Another reason why I should not be eaten is that people will not pay to eat me. A reason why they would not pay for me is that I am a tiny little thing. I bet I will not taste good at all. Big turkeys taste way better anyway. If I am sold I will not be sold for much money because of how small I am. No one would even buy me so it would be useless to kill me.

I do not think I should be eaten. The reasons are that there are other turkeys in the world, I am too young to die, and people will not pay to eat me. I have not done anybody wrong. These are the reasons why I should not be eaten so please don’t eat me. By the way, why does it have to be turkeys?

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