#Haiku Happenings #8: K’s latest #haibun for #NaPoWriMo2020!
“Only when the last tree has died and the last river has been poisoned and the last fish has been caught will we realize we cannot eat money.”—Cree Proverb
I attended the first Earth Day celebration in Washington DC in 1970. I was 18 years old, full of hope and energy. It seemed to me then that humans were listening to the Earth’s warnings. We would clean up the air, the water, the soil, we would consume less, learn to live both sustainably and without the psychic and financial gaps of artificial hierarchy.
Fifty years later, and we lose more species every year. The ice caps are melting, the violent weather increasing, the extremes of everything becoming the norm. Seasons are disappearing. Many of the world’s peoples have no place to call home.
All those things we “need”, all those conveniences we can’t live without, all those changes we are…
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