To consume what is not ours


Chili.jpg Christmas

A time of joy and togetherness

Where the sun shines beyond comfortable

on one side of earth


where the sky becomes screened with white and grey

on the other

In retrospect

there has been a year

of revolving painful insecurities

leading to turning the other cheek

to a disaster of extinction of flora and fauna

all year round

forgotten at the time of celebration


Recorded music entices blackouts

throughout each man’s castle

at this time of year


Who’s got a hand on the control

Who is in control

when the death toll rises

as sea levels consume the landscape


The exagerated theatrical plays

constantly performed

at the same time each year by political oponents

requesting we believe

there is no change


When it’s gone

there’s no use crying




  1. Jaya Avendel · December 3, 2019

    How true it is that we easily forget and fall into the trap of the holidays, accumulating the waste that comes with ‘joy’.

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    • barbaraleaver · December 3, 2019

      Yes – it’s pure madness that we as a large world community are encouraged to buy and give meaningless gifts that are very quickly thrown away, whilst our natural world is dying

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