The Long Slow Goodbye
Our world is dying.
We pride ourselves on our adaptability,
Yet we are locked in an anachronistic worldview:
One that deludes us into believing
That what once was will ever be.
If we are shown reality:
Because we have not seen how it was before
We think that how it now is, is normal.
Because war has been the norm throughout our short lives,
We cannot conceive a world without it.
We deserve the future rolling towards us.
Yet, the planet we inhabit —
The only oasis of life of which we are aware —
Does not deserve our ignorance.
© pendantry 2018