Chicano Poet

Wednesday, January 02, 2008


This muddy creek was once a mighty river
until all its trees were cut down
and its natives moved into the cities.

Species that existed nowhere else
lost their habitat
and disappeared from earth forever.

Great waterfalls stopped flowing,
flesh-eating fish refused to eat,
boas became constricted.

The great river which used to pour
mud for miles and miles
out into the Atlantic is no more.

Nature is no match for man
until the day it takes its full revenge
and restores the Amazon after we are gone.


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