Conflict of Interest

Reacting sub-consciously
to their dread of death
money addicted humans
recognize no limits
to economic growth
they just keep growing,
consuming and dumping
more tons of free pollution
to finance more investments
onward, upward and outward
seemingly forever.

But planet Earth projects
from its myriad forms
of temporary life
a collective instinct,
this global impulse
to sexually reproduce
and struggle to nurture
ever-growing and evolving
masses of living organisms
including civilized humanity,
yet all under the solar, lunar
and four seasonal balance
of creation and destruction
where hungry lives must kill
and devour each other to live
so to completely recycle
everything and everyone
by whatever changes
are necessary.

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