Today’s prompt was senseless; form: free verse. I thought I didn’t have thoughts on senseless today until I looked at the newspaper. It set off a tirade.
Sense of Senseless?
Sometimes I forget
my anger bubbles too close
to the surface like magma
I just need one source of senseless
to set me off.
Steam emerges from orifices
cry, scream, disbelief.
Shall I tangle with senseless?
Let’s pat ourselves on the back:
so many achievements!
We’ve space flight, cell phones, jet liners,
tiny computers you need a microscope to see
but for all of this
we do stupid extremely well.
If you research, you’ll note
we create destructive forces
then treat ramifications.
The proverbial closing of the barn door?
Radioactive sludge from decades old bomb making
leaching into soil to waterways.
Depleted ozone from hair spray tins.
Mass extinctions. Why?
Creatures were in our way,
stupid, stupid, stupid.
Man walks into traffic while texting.
Person trips off cliff taking a selfie.
People want selfies with dolphin
Man nails dog to a railway track.
share ignorance 24/7.
Back to the radioactive sludge
which exists because death was deemed a solution.
We may not be smart enough to realize
we do not have the right to decide
the fate of this world
in which we are just one
of such great,
breadth and beauty.
One day soon,
we surprise ourselves and
learn to love.