Remember Lahaina

 earth

Those with holes

instead of eyes

do not see.

They are blind.

 

Those with holes

instead of ears

do not hear.

They are deaf.

 

Emotionally numb

devoid of empathy

they are sleepwalking.

The walking dead.

 

Remember Lahaina

(island of Maui):

hurricane winds

Hawaiian drought

climate- fire

and the seaside town, now

but ashes of memory.

 

Remember Lahaina.

 

If we do not change

our values of identity

if we do not work in unison

to change direction

civilization will fall apart

eco-structures

(bio-laws of nature)

continue to collapse.

 

Choices

have consequences.

setting a course

defining our species future.

 

Remember Lahaina.

 

David Sparenberg– An international essayist, eco-poet, and storyteller, David Sparenberg is author of four books including: CONFRONTING the CRISIS: Essays & Meditations on Eco Spirituality from Moon Books.  David lives in Seattle, WA in the Pacific Northwest of the United States.

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