We rape the Alaskan Wilderness
for cars that drive too fast.
Strip delicate reefs of protection
to cram fish into thick nets.
Chop down our forests
to repackage and send as bulk mail.

When will we realize
Earth mourns our betrayal?

When will we hear
her cries in the night?

Pris Campbell
copyright 9/7/2001

Artwork : 'Anthurium' by Bois Canot
Music: Fine Flowers in The Valley

(Bois Canot is a free lance illustrator
primarily using ink or colored pencil)

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