Let’s spew poison for generations to share
while the endless sun sets on humanity outside.
Let’s spend billions on floods and fires
while spineless politicians run and hide.
Let’s turn people into the working poor
while they stock goods they can’t buy.
Let’s hate those who seek to love
while love faces violence and dies.
Let’s fear those different from ourselves
while the rights of all are undermined.
Let’s rescue compassion and common sense
before they wither in a dusty field of lies.
©December 2015, Christina Anne Hawthorne