We are panicked because we've divorced
ourselves from Nature. We feel our lives and
time to be of singular significance.
We are panicked because we don't
accept consequence. Consequence
comes later—we think ourselves exempt.
We have proven ourselves inept
at mitigating our impacts, inept
at living and multiplying sustainably--
inept at respecting Nature,
our Planet, and those we share it with.
Nature is not an enemy—nor is Death.
Disease is a tool they both use,
they know when and how to use it.
Nature's virus is Her shining testament
to the limitations of the scientific mind.
It stands as the form of humility,
served with exponential growth.
There is nothing of singular significance
within my bones, heart, or skull.
I am merely a fragment of Nature's Flow.
I did not choose to come here,
I will not argue when it comes my time to go.