Morning Haiku: Prison Earth

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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’


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


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