We Humans

are so deluded
imagining a glorious
mission to colonize
outer space with
human civilization;
but the energy and
billions of dollars
needed to launch
are part of nearly
always avoided
work and expense
for recycling and
family planning to
maintain a healthy
global biosphere.
we have persisted
even while our
growing tons of
toxic waste are
poisoning everything
to end all life
on Earth forever
as if we never

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