What is this dance we do
moving across the toxic floor
while deluding ourselves
we can indulge a little more?
Shall we do this dance of death,
our eyes closed tight to the truth
while we place our greatest treasure
in a negligent noose?
Let us cease this dance
where we rape and pillage,
and remember what we think we own
we have only the right to manage.
©February 2015, Christina Anne Hawthorne
*Don’t forget: 1000 Voices for Compassion this Friday, February 20th. #1000Speak