I see a church spire fall to earth
as if God’s hand had snapped it off
and cast it down, admonishing:
‘You fools! Look where you’re heading:
I gave you planetary abundance,
Paradise lay at your feet
yet you chose greed,
to make Hell out of Heaven.’
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Written for earthweal
Yesterday, Storm Eunice ravaged parts of the UK, bringing down the spire of St Thomas’s Church in Wells, Somerset. The Anthropocene signalling continues, and most of the time we choose to ignore it, until something particularly dramatic like this happens. Then we gasp for a few seconds in horrified awe, before turning back to whatever we were doing and continuing with our lives. Is there anything else we can do at this stage? I’m not sure, but I think we really are damned if we fail to acknowledge our part in all of this.
Sharing with earthweal’s Open Link Weekend #106.