Poetry – How much is too much?

How much is too much?

How much for a whale?

How much for a tree?

How much for a chimpanzee?

Everything has a price.

Everything has a cost.

We never notice what is lost.

A little bit here.

A little bit there.

Big losses everywhere.

It’s not right.

Everything is wrong.

We’ll only miss it when it’s gone.

Opher 10.5.2021

It is a slow relentless attrition. You only notice what has gone after a period of time.

Nature has no space.

The hedges and the trees, the ponds and streams, the trees and woods are taken one by one.

A chimp here. A whale there.

We value nothing.

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