Earth’s Eye (Written February 27)

Earth’s Eye

 

And what is Earth’s eye,

That sees what is to come,

Or tongue, that tastes

 

Of ashes, or heart,

That grieves the wastes

Of yesterday?

 

What ruin, from here

To China, awaits

The coming generation?

 

What forest, stripped

Bare, unfit for veneration?

What ocean, overheated,

 

Acidic, a dead zone

For animals cheated

of sanctuary?

 

What parched land,

What polluted tributary,

What dying lake,

 

What city, smothered

In filth, to make

Still more cars

 

For the insatiable road?

What faulty thinking mars

This creature’s going forth?

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