With all our intelligence
we still do not value what has been given freely
and in abundance:
beauty, water, trees, soil, fresh air
and each other
unless it has a price tag on it.
We steal what does not belong to us
while destroying all that sustains life.
What will we enjoy
when beauty has been sold off,
what will we drink
when polluted water is beyond filtering,
what will we eat
when soil is poison,
and who will we love
when all we feel is hatred and suspicion.
All of the earth’s riches stored up
by those tougher and more brutal,
will also die
because you can not eat or drink
silver or gold,
oil or diamonds.
I do not believe in evolution.
©Sharron R. McMillan