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extinction

Welcome to the Anthropocene.
         conglomerations of nations
         united in efforts to ruin the foundations
         of a homestead that’s no longer green.
         made of oceans of salt that have never been clean
         since We had a say in creation. 
         We burn the earth, apocalyptic cremation
         as an act of defiance, perfectly obscene. 

         this is the epoch of learning to die,
         to go extinct, to go alone.
         how do We forgive ourselves for what We have become? 
         this is the cracked facade of humanity that belies
         the sins for which We must atone. 
         how do We forgive ourselves for what We have not become? 



Copyright © Lucy Silverman | Year Posted 2020

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Date: 11/3/2020 3:02:00 AM

Great poem and you are right.. such a sad world we live in..

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