Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Justify, a poem


by Steven Feuerstein, 2013

I should not be here.
I should not be.

Too many humans
devouring the world.

I would leave
to save a single tree
or to ensure
a fern leaf unfurled.

But I'll stay, instead,
and switch allegiance
from a genocidal species
to my planet, my home:
my home of surpassing beauty.

If I stay, instead,
and save a single tree
and help tree ferns
unfurl their leaves,
perhaps I could at least
this poem.

1 comment:

iudith said...

Hello Steven,

Wonderful :):)

The first two lines sound exactly as if I myself had written them ...

I always have an excellent feeling when I think about a far future of this Planet, when it will be again inhabited by trees and animals and will have forgotten about our devastating visit here ...

We, humans, are orders of magnitude more awful than the buckthorn
your are so dedicated fighting with ...

Thanks a lot & Best Regards,
Iudith Mentzel