“The insect apocalypse is here.” ~ Nytimes.com
“The U.S. Supreme Court rebuffed a challenge by environmental groups. The justices this week upheld a District Court ruling to allow the Trump administration to bypass 28 federal laws, including the Endangered Species Act, the Safe Drinking Water Act and the Clean Air Act, to be waived for southern border wall construction.” ~ cbsnews.com
The bulldozers vibrate, awake
after the legal nap, ready now
to destroy the monarch sanctuary.
Children are shouting in tweets
to protect this barren world
already depleted of a past
rich with crawly, wriggling, tiny
beings stitching the world together
in a sacred mosaic.
The threads are pulling apart,
the seams no longer
invisible as the machines hum,
aimed for the last special places.
They’ve disappeared with barely a ripple,
just this sense among the elders
who were once enraptured by
the fragrant present
that something essential’s missing
from the seasoning of the world stew.