The feathers of our world are lacerated
And the unblinking moon
Is quietly shedding tears of sorrow.
A spine-chilling eeriness is being felt.
In the Antarctic where a crack in the ice in the ice shelf
Just grew by eleven miles, a break could be imminent.
We no longer are a progressive country
That leads change, we are breaking
Into pieces like bright shards of glass.
We are degenarating, failing in life and its travails.
Just think about the United States where last year
There occurred nineteen separate flood events,
In a single year since records began in 1980.
In total there were ninety-one weather
Climate or geological disasters including
Severe storms, hurricanes, wild fires, earthquakes,
Heat waves and droughts causing so much misery.
We still remember Costa Rica’s Turrialba
Spectacular eruption last october.
The heavy rains have battered in Thailand’s
Flood-ravaged South bringing death of twelve people
And thousands of villages were submerged.
Our needs and our growing greed
Is so uncontrollable.
We are not stopping for a while to think
About the repercussions it may have on Nature.
Twenty-four cities in China are on red pollution alert
And twenty-one on orange.
What are we doing to the quality of our air?
Our soil, water, food and all are contaminated
To some degree and we are still smiling in glee
While the sea is rumbling and grumbling.
Is there anybody who cares?
And on top of all, look at the devastating effects of Corona.
Together, let us create that much needed awareness
Before it is too late.