Rome was not built in a day,
Change takes time,
We are out of time.
There is a measure of death nature requires
And another she, so long alive, survives:
The soils turn fertile through death.
The soils are choking on death.
You are naïve,
The wealthy are too powerful,
We too are powerful.
The bees are dying and it’s not clear why;
We know exactly why. (1)
When the hive dies the flowers die,
And with the flowers the food chain. (2)
On and on they drone.
But we are done listening.
We refuse to follow them to our death
(1) Zissu, Alexandra. The Buzz About Colony Collapse Disorder. December 31, 2015. Natural Resources Defense Council. <https://www.nrdc.org/stories/buzz-about-colony-collapse-disorder>
(2) Benjamin, Alison. Why bees are the most invaluable species. November 21, 2008. The Guardian. <https://www.theguardian.com/environment/blog/2008/nov/21/wildlife-endangeredspecies>