Is it not enough that we choose to suffer,
to self destruct, to inflict pain, in the name of power and gain,
is it not enough that in our ignorance we believe
ourselves to be superior and spiritually holy,
human and humane and heirs to this earth solely
that we choose to take down with us
other animals and other species,
killing in the name of food, sport and blood lust,
killing in the name of expansion of habitation is unjust.
We drive them to extinction blinded by greed,
exploit them and their habitats not out of need
but because we can and for the gain of superiority,
over all other species as if we need to prove the power
we have through the use of technologies,
to destroy more of the planet, by ripping up more trees,
and meanwhile Mother Nature bleeds.
Is it not enough we are on a collision course to our own ends,
do we really need to take everything with us,
for there can be no happy ending
in a life that is left dependent on destruction in the name of power and greed.