Morning Haiku: Prison Earth

close up of tree against sky
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If earth is our home
we treat it like a prison
It is our garden

copyright Francis Barker 2020

Poem ‘Abstract’

Abstract

Duty is an abstraction
reality something else
It requires open eyes
a vision without frontiers
a heart of kindness, acceptance
of nature’s prevalence
not some token paradise
where we are an aberration

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20,000 cormorants are too many
‘they’re eating all the fish’
Seven billion humans
are sustainable, though
not everyone has enough food

poem © copyright dfbarker 2012

***image © copyright Neil Smith