Tunnel Vision

The swirling, whirling world of human productivity
Captivated by their endeavors, like deer in headlights
A lifeform of trillions who’ve made their appearance here
Consuming and exhausting the Earth, Her resources
Discarding their waste anyplace but within their cages
Out of sight out of mind, this is their mantra

Going here and there
Doing this and that
Being and seeking to be
Achieving and believing
Striving and competing
They go on and on about their business
While reefs die
Glaciers melt
Soils become parched
Plastics wash up on shores
Air becomes toxic
Oceans acidity increases
Temperatures rise
Beings go extinct because they can’t keep up
Yet, they believe they are in the right
Nothing can stop them
Like deer in headlights, they stand firm in their ways
Accomplishing their goals (they place great importance on goals)

When will it end?
When they’ve accomplished their goal
The consumption of the Earth and all Her resources

 

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Waiting For The Rain

A poem to no one
Well, maybe myself
And those
Who might take notice
For one reason or another

The sun is hot
Walking is an effort
Dreaming comes easy
I imagine it is raining
Or at least cloudy

The wind is pleasant
Cooling, though it is warm
With eyes closed
Imagine I’m flying
To a cooler place

The shade is a delight
A generous gift of the trees
The grass is cool beneath the limbs
I lie down
Imagine I’m in a cool forest

The sun
Give and take
Life reaches out green
Then falls away brown
Waiting for the rain