My world

Just white and grey and earthy tones

The only color variation in my life

Are the inhabitants of the black desert

Beyond the comfort of the glass:

Soulless beasts, enslaved by men.

Most of whom are good masters,

Careful to keep them well-hydrated.

If another owner causes harm

To a beast that is not his own,

The offender is required to pay compensation,

And when one becomes too old or sick,

It is replaced

With a younger beast.