how small we are compared to trees
and yet how big compared to bees.
our way of life, which kills them both
is larger than the land.
how hard we learn to work in school.
how sure we are we know the rules
of how to earn and spend our way
to comfort, love, and joy.
perhaps if we were half the size
or if our Earth were twice as wide
then we’d still have a chance to
save her from man made demise.
sadly, that is not the case
we are a giant human race
in our bootstep’s wake the
soil quakes with living fear.