Hope in the Anthropocene

In the Cenozoic Holocene, man took dominion of the earth

and catalyzed the Anthropocene, mass extinction number six.

Our actions driving life’s diversity to slip between the cracks

of several, severed food webs that cannot be reattached.

Some claim it is a landslide and there’s no going back.

The evidence is truly frightening, but I still must object.

Eden may be disappearing but we haven’t lost it yet.

Our time on earth is limited so now it’s time to act.

Educate yourself on endangered species to protect.

Breed & eat responsibly so our food pyramid won’t collapse.

Take the time to pick up litter & better manage trash.

for there’s still chance that we might see

another epoch, era, or century.

It’s all up to you & me.