Poetry – Salvation

Salvation

 

The salvation of nature

Must surely be our priority.

The mesmerising spectacle

Is too precious,

Too rare,

And unique

To squander –

Yet delicate, and

Vulnerable.

 

With our pesticides

And chainsaws

We leave

Swathes

Of destruction.

 

With our guns,

Our knives,

Hooks and nets

We destroy

Their flesh,

Impoverish populations;

Imperil the web

On which

We all depend.

We are endangering

Our own future.

 

Opher – 4.1.2020

 

 

Life on this planet has evolved over millions of years into a complex interconnecting web. We are all so interdependent. Yet, we come crashing through with our big boots, crushing and impaling, mindlessly destroying the very thing that gives us life.

Put aside the pain and suffering: is it worth selling the future for trinkets?