the Primordial Soup
into a can
for your convenience.
it isn’t quite that simple:
millions of years of evolution
biodiverse branching of the tree of life came first
then came the industrial revolution
of one particular species
calling itself homo sapiens or
They found the cheapest way
to feed the masses for the greatest profit,
spraying away the competition,
Now the wise men harvest profits in the trillions
while tenant farmers starve, who understand
crop failure means an empty stomach,
not only an empty hand.
Upon a handful of staples
6 billion souls rely
hacking their way through both ends of the food chain who
in their blind frenzy, fail to see
a pyramid of soup cans, teetering:
remove one from the bottom
all shall fall.
From the vantage of our privileged position
we fail to see
we stand to lose it all.
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