Man’s shadow falls upon planet Earth
Darkly bruising the beautiful blue-green marble,
A rapacious legacy of unsustainable overuse
Of fossil fuels; a tragedy ongoing –
deforestation, extinction of other life forms,
over-harvesting and pollution of the waters.
This piece was written to the Weekend Writing Prompt provided by Sammi Cox.
This week, Sammi gives us a word (which I have taken for my title), a photo (above), and the following suggestions regarding style: “…write a 6 line poem where each line is no more than 6 words long…”
While this week’s prompts resulted in a rather dark offering from me, somewhere between a sad lament and an angry rant, I am certainly grateful for the inspiration and for the opportunity to share my effort and to enjoy the work of other writers.