Imagine a not so faraway future.
Nature has gone insane,
unpredictable droughts, floods, storms of all kinds
surprise the world, animals design new
illogical patterns of behavior, impossible
to maintain factory farming, flesh food
has rebelled. The earth is overworked,
too tired to produce flowers, vegetables
or fruit. People and trees let fall their
limbs in resignation.
from all this devastation,
comes a revelation about discrimination.
It's those weeds
we've perceived worthless enough to kill
who bring salvation.
Humanity then confirms
we are what we eat,
as it finds pure nourishment
in what strongly survives, growing
abundantly, wild and free.
(For Poets United.)