It’s why Cain killed Abel,
When Cain’s offering of crops wasn’t pleasing to God,
But Abel’s slain livestock was…
It’s why animals eat each other, just to stay alive,
A dire compulsion, inescapable until Dear Death.
It’s why Christ had to be
Whipped, and bludgeoned,
Stabbed, and eviscerated…
To pay, in a universally accepted credit.
Blood is the currency of Nature’s Exchange.
In a smaller, but somehow sharper sense,
It’s why you are here today.