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Fragile

by Kate Ashforth 11 months ago in social commentary
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Earth's disappearing act

Fragile
Photo by Ankhesenamun on Unsplash

This world is an egg shell

Yolk leaking from its cracks

Cooking from the outside in

From our devious acts

The recipe is simple

Yet we watch it burn

Decisions made with greediness

Politics at every turn

The smell is overbearing

Gas omitting in the air

Old white men swirling

Curdling it resources without care

Despairing on-lookers troubled

Masks covering their expressions

Everyday a new crack appears

Government ignoring science lessons

A drop of blood inside the yolk

Gives hope to life in utero

The desperate cry of riches

Futile endeavour fades to zero

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