By What Right

Photo: National Geographic

What Gives Humans the Right

Why do we want to go to Mars–

We haven’t proved we’re worthy of Earth

Maybe the plan is to ruin our home so it’s like Mars

Let’s first search for intelligent life here where we all live now

As we know, “There is no Planet B”

I hear regret, fear, and feeble numb helplessness

We need a focus you the pop-culture voices,

We need the will you citizens’ voices,

We need the marching feet to preserve our home.

We are the Change–

Plastic is a consumer problem;

We are guilty as if we feed plastic

To wildlife

And seal them in cellophane.

Stop–

Slow down.

“We have too many people;

Wanting too much;

Way too fast.”

Be the Change.

c. Lemuel

03 June 2018