Earth Activist

Poems for the Twenty-First Century

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Post-Pandemic

Shifting focus;
shifting strategy;
revolutionary solidarity;
responsible at last;
conscious at last.
From oil to soil;
from despair to hope;
from individual to shared;
from representative to direct;
from profitable to sustainable.
Beyond capitalism:
what had to be done,
was ultimately done.
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Coronations

Deadly travels
and a new virus;
fragmented habitats
and a new host;
upside down
and inside out;
cities locked down
and people holding out.
Death and suffering,
but most of all,
a struggle for
substantial equality
and a sustainable society.
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Death Cages

Airbags, safety belts,
and navigation systems;
comfortable cars everywhere.
Where can I buy a new one?
Barriers, air pollution,
and impervious surfaces;
habitat destruction everywhere.
Where have the species gone?
Death cages;
more death cages;
even more death cages;
death cages everywhere;
where the roads end.
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Earth Decade

Time for rebellion
and time for revolution.
Time for human emancipation
and time for planetary healing.
Time for long-term thinking
and time for solidarity.
A planet somewhere
and a decade later ...
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Humanity

Rebels;
emancipators;
social individuals;
radical democrats;
ecological creators;
united revolutionaries;
self-mediating human beings;
associated reproducers of sustainability.
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Solidarity

In solidarity with all species:
suddenly we realize that
we depend on you;
that it is time
to heal the rifts.
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Anti-Fascism

If fascism starts with
lawns and repeated lies,
anti-fascism must be
about wildflowers
and truth-telling.
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Products

We meet them almost everywhere:
products that kill the biosphere;
products that hurt our peers;
products that deceive us;
products of a capitalist order.
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Strangers

We are strangers in a strange place:
zeros and ones that arouse our curiosity;
trackers that follow us wherever we go;
advertising that reveals what we are;
digital assets of private companies.
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