Poetry – Profit Continues

Profit Continues


As oceans rise and lakes dry,

Forests become desert land;

Rain fails and crops fry,

Many species make their last stand.


As coral bleach and fish die

Still mankind fails to understand.

Carbon continues to fill the sky

A stratagem remains unplanned.


Profit continues as the reason why

And fertile soil becomes sand.

Desperate people migrate or die

While pompous politicians grandstand.


Opher – 13.7.2020

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