Mother Nature
is slowly dying.

Her rainforest lungs
under constant attack,
as chain-smoking fossil fuels
leaves her wheezing for breath.

The cause of her sickness?
7 billion cancer cells,
multiplying exponentially,
consuming every last resource.

She thought they had a pact –
“You look after me,
and I’ll look after you.”

But they are killing her.
Can’t they see what they’re doing?
If she dies,
they die…

*****

Someday,
the human race will be just a distant memory,
and new custodians
will inherit the Earth…

May they treat her with greater respect,
than we do.

 

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