AugPoWriMo 4

What if we are the variant 
accelerating the loss
of conditions that made us
unique among creation
wreaking destruction
on a scale never before seen
except on the microscopic
ratio of cells in say a lung
a respiratory system
trees breathing the forest
we have no hesitation in
tearing down at our convenience
no wonder replication
enabled by such a situation
homeless camped on the median
asking for loose change
as we rush back to the office
we never wanted to return to
so much energy expended on
the opposite of our inclinations
to stay still supine suffocating
the thought of sharing this space
with such a virus promulgating
what humans habitually do
infecting the air with bugs
we have no choice but to cohabitate

By Joshua Keiter

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