ON EDGE

The earth wobbles from a shifted axis.

Today, a bird lost its sonar, crashed into

My windshield.

We pay for air, for space, for water.  Shouldn’t that be free?

~ we’re on edge.

Roaches have been here over a million years; they’ll out live us by millennia.

Stock markets fluctuate.

Cost of living spirals out of control.

Salaries stay the same.

 ~ we’re on edge.

Starvation is on the rise.  Why?

Yellowstonenational park is crumbling.

Antarctic glaciers are melting.

Rain forests are being butchered.

Natural catastrophes are becoming more frequent.

 ~ we’re on edge.

Animal cruelty is rampant.

Prejudice still exists.

I saw a kitten thrown from a speeding car.

I heard of a puppy drowned in the

River; he had been locked inside

The coffin of a suitcase with no way out.

Today, on prime time news, it was

Reported a young mother stuffed her

Newborn infant inside a draw-string

Trash bag in the city dumpster

Where it ended up at the local landfill.

 ~ there is no more edge.

                                                we fell off.

 

© Susan Joyner-Stumpf

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Comments
  1. drtruthman says:

    Wow, you went to preaching in this one. Great job. So true. We do live on the edge and then ultimately fall off. so sad but that’s why we need the poets…….right? You say it so well. God bless.

  2. Dr Lee ~ I feel it is my responsibility as a Poet to bring awareness to our wildlife, nature and environment. It’s part of my contribution to preservation and conservation. Thank you for your kind and supportive remarks. They are truly appreciated. And we don’t have to fall off if we abide by the Rules of Gaia and have respect for other life forms.

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