The "Big Boys"

with their competitive
macho male vanity
are grabbing planet Earth
in a stranglehold
and predictably
the Earth is strangling
on their growing mass
of deadening pollution
dumped daily year-round
by 7.2 billion consumers
so ad and debt addicted
to big money power games
in that profit priority
and ecocidal depravity
they strip the wilderness,
jet-exhaust the skies
and change the weather
to drought and wildfires,
enormous super hurricanes,
rainstorms and flash floods
and who knows what next --
though nearly all of them
and most of us who follow
to avoid the warnings
are innocent only by reason
of suicidal insanity.

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