Leaving So Soon?

I proudly claim my refusal

to give one more cent

to Jeff Bezos.  The plutocrat-controlled

news is dismal; we have lost.

The human race leaves our

ignominious signature of greed-

spawned desolation


in virtual reality,

an illusion relying on the existence

of the very forests it is programmed

to raze.  Without their leaves,

no air

no water

endless drought-flood-hell-

fires long promised

with slavish faith

to the words penned by sly monks


the wild wisdom of ancients.

How do we embrace

the abhorrent


we are all connected?

I cut off the flow

of wealth to the one percent,


in my mad consumerism.

I embrace the downtrodden

humiliated, tear-gassed pieces


feeling powerless

to effect change

with my tiny voice.

Finally admitting I am the one

plundering the planet

refusing to pay the cost

as I clutch everything

to my empty heart

and wail.

When I can no longer walk,

I will crawl

gasping for air.

I need more.

Inspired by this article and Leave, Lost, Walk, and Dismal

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Victoria Stuart

I'm a poet, philosopher and inner seeker. A giver, lover and a healer who studies the heart.

2 thoughts on “Leaving So Soon?”

  1. I don’t like him either, but I find Amazon soooo convenient right now, especially with Prime. I hear you though and this is a good poem. I’ve quit Facebook ~ there’s another creep. Ughhh!


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