Slash and burn.
Slashing and burning the timber that gives tangible birth to our ideas,
the destruction of that which fosters creativity
through an elementary medium.
Reducing fauna to ashes,
remnants of dead possibility.
Demolishing possible solutions to
uncured diseases afflicting humans while, simultaneously,
bringing to habituating animals
their own unjust demise.
Overpopulation of humans, coupled with deforestation,
exacerbates this extinction of animal life,
the world’s supply of crop harvest diminishing
as its carrying capacity is being stretched beyond its means
past the point of oblivion.
Spilling slick ignorance into oceans writhing with life,
bathing the seas in a bloody hue of death and decay.
Inhibiting the distribution of drinkable water to all
and promoting impurities,
in liquids and thoughts alike,
inflicted by selfish hedonism.
Wasting time endowed to us by Mother Nature,
wasting away innocent lives.
Clogging up rivers, streams, oceans,
blocking any semblance of compassion
for our earthly ties with this home planet.
Destruction by creation:
creating islands of filth,
filthy laziness manifests itself in disregarded trash mounds
slowly eroding finances of humans
and populations of wildlife.
Polluting our minds with the haze of corporate greed,
blackening our lungs with the smoke of toxic chemicals.
Contributing to the escalating heat,
the escalating fears
of an artificial apocalypse.
Watch oceans rise and polar bears die;
with the depletion of ice comes the depletion of life.
Soon, we humans will be next in line
to ride the rising waves of Death,
to be reciprocally smitten
by the relentless tides we show no mercy to,
unless we attempt to counteract the inevitable effects
of our past mistakes.
Plant a seed, a seed
in the Earth and in the mind. Watch it blossom; its foliage
will cover the planet as knowledge will spread from one individual to another.
Clear the heavens, clean our minds of smoky vices. Lay waste to disrespectful habits,
not the land, and dispose of rubbish properly. Paint the planet green and blue, not the hues
wrought by avarice and carelessness. In hopes of a better future, leave behind vestiges
of reverence toward terra firma for the unborn and the current inhabitants.
Give life to enlightenment through
nature. To allow humanity
to innovate, we must
educate all on the
our actions and
instill in them a
sense of resourcefulness,
morality, and responsibility.