Fragile Survival

Just how much can we
Pollute the air before it’s
Decreed unbreathable?

Should we even care that
Landfill spillage is seeping
Into the local water table?

The land is sacred for it
Provides the foundation
For nourishment needed.

But water, our life’s blood,
Which is hemorrhaging of
Pollutants sadly secreted.

For nature cannot and will
Not be compromised lest
We thrust the world in peril.

It’s time we wise up as the
Almighty dollar has indeed
Corrupted our lax judgment.

So Intent on making a buck
We are running out of luck,
And time, due to reluctance

And acting so irresponsibly.

Kenneth Vincent Walker is a "New Formalist" Poet, Spoken Word Artist, Performer, and Author of BORDERLINE ABSURD (An Exercise in Rhyme and Reason), published by Poem Sugar Press 2015. Read other articles by Kenneth Vincent.