We are in the sixth mass extinction event.
We started it, so no whining.

The last whales died and await the taxidermist.
The economy dictated footnotes.

Plastic micro particles had nothing to do with it.
Nor did George Washington’s wooden teeth.

The victors write the histories.
Naked mole rats line up to learn the alphabet.

All of this because humanity does not
play well with others.

It was that biblical editorial mistake
that placed us above plants and animals.

Fossil fuels consumption
could have been recognized as foreshadowing.

copyright © 2020 Kenneth P. Gurney