The Plastic Jungle
The flies are disappearing
The beetles are all going.
There are few caterpillars for the birds
It’s a sterile world we’re sowing.
It took five billion years
To create this interlocking mesh.
But it only took a few thousand
For us to create this mess.
With libraries of books,
Knowledge and civilisation.
We still do not understand enough
To correct this situation.
We seem content to let them go
Without a second thought,
While cluttering the plastic jungle
With the rubbish that we’ve bought.
Opher – 27.7.2020