There Is An Undying Desire

There is an undying desire
to save it all,
what we have, what we see —
the earth, the sky and the sea.
There is a desperation
as we watch it all die
an unnatural death right
in front of our eye.
The rich are the rich
are the rich and will
never change;
Looking to them for
help just brings pain.
Lobbying legislators
is like caressing alligators
so some sit at writing desks
for years and years hoping
to pen the books to
cast out fears;
others fear that time
is running out
and write short essays
and poems
like a wake up shout.
Will it work anyway
as the precious world
passes away?
Who knows?
We just keep shooting
warning arrows
into the sky
before we have to
say goodbye —
before all is through
and we offer adieu.
We have to do
what we have to do.

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