If we forget

by Tovar on March 29, 2015 · 14 comments

IMG_2326 (1280x939)If the environmentalist forgets
that his house is made of wood,
if the logger forgets
that the forest is full of beauty,

if the vegetarian forgets
how life teems with death,
if the hunter forgets
how the doe nuzzles her fawn,

then each is lost:
to one another,
to the world that is,
to the world that could be.

Our task is to remember.

© 2015 Tovar Cerulli


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