clear night air and moonlight
How much longer do we have
On this earth disappearing
Daily into a pit of promotional
Hype and unachievable goals
Besides which there is this–
The bottomless pit is gasping
Spewing junk into air heavy
With the weight of our denial
Perhaps we can agree on this:
We have a problem that isn’t
Going to dissolve like a sunset
Into clear night air and moonlight
I don’t have a clue where this came from. Best guess: from listening to statements about the way this or that disruption of nature will lead to a bright tomorrow. Especially for corporations and individuals playing winner take all.
Yes, I’m sure it’s more complicated than that. If I sound a bit cynical, so be it. Given my generous life span, I’ve seen and heard enough to feel anything but sad about the current state of our denial.
Do I have hope? Yes. Not necessarily for our planet, but for everyday people who inhabit it with grace, with interest in strangers and neighbors alike, and eyes still in awe of clear night air and moonlight.
© Elouise Renich Fraser, 10 February 2020
Photo found at cottagelife.com
Not sure why but this made me think about the dinosaurs and if they knew what was coming but had no control over the things that would result in positive change for them and their coinhabitants. Guess I am feeling more like a dinosaur each day. Blessings to you Elouise and all of your family.
Thank you, David.Your comment about yourself made me laugh! 🙂 It’s difficult if not impossible to know what’s coming after we dinosaurs are gone. Experts are making good efforts, despite lack luster leadership on the national level. We dare not downplay the importance of our influence on the coming generations that will surely pay a heavier cost than we have paid so far. Greetings to the two of you, and prayers for a sweet Valentine’s Day every day.