In this, the land of the living,
everything is inevitably dying.
I was lead to believe
that part of the reason for our being
is to leave a legacy of a better quality of life
for the next generation.
Renewal rather than extinction.
We’re at odds with ourselves
about the concept of self-preservation,
and so it seems human nature cannot sustain
the act of conservation
and so we stay in the familiar course of endangerment
and bypass altruism.
I am uncertain if Mother nature will continue to be so forgiving.