How much harm

How much harm
Do I cause the animal to feel?
The domestic animal
That will die forever
What does it learn
From my company?

It’s wild companions
Delirious with life
Have no thought of dying
They do not fear death
They fill the earth
Like rubies in the night

But the befriended animal
The adored animal
How much insight
Does it gain?
How much living
Does it loose?