Poetry – Not above it

Not above it


We are part of nature

Not above it.

Evolved in harmony.

Love it.


It is not there

For us to use,

Other forms of life

To abuse.


Respect is deserved

Not disdain.

Three billion years –

Complexity to reign.


New upon the scene

Creating havoc.

Land, sea and air

Running amok.


Not respecting life

Upon the planet.

Devouring the system –

A hungry gannet.


We should act

With more compassion.

Obsessed with

High Street fashion.


Opher – 25.8.2020