Except for predators
it would be natural
for all populations
to grow and exceed
their food supply
and then starve --
but we humans are
the top killers,
so do we have
the intelligence
to willingly control
our rate of birth
and so create a
stable society or,
despite all our
scientific talents,
must we overpopulate,
commit ecocide
and collapse?
It would appear so
given the people's
money-debt reliance
on expanding corporations --
still I yearn for
peace and balance.

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