Tomas Moberg

Ecocreator and Decelerator

Poems for the Twenty-First Century

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Coronations

Deadly travels
and a new virus;
destroyed habitats
and a new host;
upside down
and inside out;
cities locked down
and people locked in.
Death and suffering,
but most of all,
a struggle for
another society.

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Death Cages

Airbags;
safety belts;
navigation systems;
comfortable cars everywhere.
Where are the children?
Pollution;
sea level rise;
habitat fragmentation;
asphalt and concrete everywhere.
Where have all the species gone?
Death cages;
more death cages;
even more death cages;
death cages everywhere.
Where is the road to ...

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Earth Decade

Time for rebellion
and time for revolution.
Time for human emancipation
and time for planetary healing.
A century later
and a planet somewhere ...

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Humanity

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

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Solidarity

In solidarity with all species:
suddenly we realize
that we have departed from you;
suddenly we realize
that we ultimately depend on you;
suddenly we realize
that it is time to heal the rift.

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Anti-Fascism

If fascism starts with
well-trimmed lawns
and repeated lies,
anti-fascism must be about
wildflower seeds
and truth-telling.

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Products

We meet them almost everywhere:
products that cause death and suffering;
products that tell us who decides;
products that prove that we have been deceived;
products of a capitalist social order.

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Strangers

We are in a strange place:
zeros and ones that arouse our curiosity;
trackers that follow us wherever we go;
advertising that reveals what we have become;
digital assets owned by others.

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