This meat hates pain

I am fonder of my middle name, which is “Daffodil-11.”  And I have written this poem about it, and about life itself, of course:
“I was those seeds,
“I am this meat,
“This meat hates pain,
“This meat must eat.
“This meat must sleep,
“This meat must dream,
“This meat must laugh,
“This meat must scream.
“But when, as meat,
“It’s had its fill,
“Please plant it as
“A Daffodil.”

– Dr. Wilbur Swain, Slapstick (Kurt Vonnegut)