Make tracks back to your cage where
you’ll be marked on a page that counts
the days until you’ll be euthanized because
You’re never coming back. It’s not your fault.
We know if you had a choice you’d rejoice, but
your color dooms you to the room where death awaits.
Please don’t feel discriminated against. It happens
to black cats and humans too, and it isn’t because
they’re mean, it’s because they’re black or in between.
Shelters sometimes decorate black animals in gaudy,
colorful scarves to add some appealing colors to create
loving feelings by masquerading that they have black fur.
Repulsion to black is often subconscious, but ingrained,
obtained at an early age, not only to creatures of other
colors, but ingrained in some who wear a black coat of their own .
It’s all because BLACK is seen as bad, dangerous, scary and ugly,
and makes living in this world tougher for anyone or anything that’s
but Johnny cash wore that color on his white skin and was feared by no one.