If global warming is of our making
It was programmed into evolution
The use of hands, the use of tools
The making of fire and of machines
If the smoke destroys us, so be it.
Was the spectacle worth it?
Only if earth survives and someone remains to see it.
No one lives as though global warming
Could be stopped.
Is that a moral issue?
What is morality?
Survival of the fittest or
Survival of humanity?
Should we have learned from history?
Archaeologists tell us that once thriving
Kingdoms have collapsed. They tell us
That wisdom that had been found and documented
Was lost when stronger barbarians invaded
Or a cruel religion took over, burning books.
Destroying shrines and sacrificing children.
A sign of the times of destruction, devolution.
It is happening now
As the world is getting hotter,
Spewing debris, spewing at us
Who love ourselves too much.
Are we gods if the earth is destroyed by us?
Since harnessing fire we have thought of ourselves
Creatures made to rule and do as we please.
We shall reap.
Moona Perrotin 2015