NEAR TERMINAL HUMAN NATURE (a rant)

Orangutan

There’s lots of spectacular

chatter of late

from the hyper-activated

world-eyed web masters

about — “NTHE” —

Near Term HUMAN Extinction

(as if that’s a big thing)

Anthropocentric

Anthropogentrific

Non-cosmic poppin’ jays

tweeting “oh – it’s much too

late, a fait

accompli woe is we…”

To which I say to you now

What about NTEE?

elephantasmagorical wheels

fading to grey ground dust

particles TODAY in the

NOW term.

What of NTOE?

Oranga-tango dancing

to palm-tree swaying

oblivian fire?

And what of 7 billion

that’s 7 thousand million

migratin’ anthropods shooting methane

bullets at only 600

Sumatran tigers?

Is that a fair fight?

For far too long now

planetary hospitality

has been all about me,

my, mine and

mountain top removal

fillin’ in those streams.

Centuries old tree families

fallen fellaheen like

on beat down daddy Earth

while Mother is drained

of Plutonic tar sand blood

and injected with

electro-convulsive injections

of anti-bio-illogichemikills till

eyes like hungry ghosts

haunt oceanic graveyards

washing whale bones ashore…

All the while we the chosen ones

dream our American dreams

in asphalt jungles devoid of

dream lions and

cacophonic canopies.

How bout we drop the

self absorbing horror shows

and dystopian pleasures on

silver screens cracklin’

with super heroic exploits?

Let us talk of Near Term Human

Nature and no longer

extinct world soul,

no animal porn, either.

As the world lies dying on

Chrysanthemum bed red

with mother’s bleeding heart –

show me that you care

about more than human art

and immortality.

Drop all Hallmark Card

references to NTHE

if you REALLY love me…

And here’s some late breaking news:

THE SUN WILL EXPLODE IN

A RAINBOW BURST OF LIGHT

IN EXACTLY 979 MILLION YEARS!

Oh what a sight that will be…