We? Who The Hell Are We?

              “We? Who The Hell Are We?”

Looked at in the fullness of time

we humans are a problem only for ourselves

evolution will replenish the planet

once we are removed


We will be removed

and, of course, it has already begun

We have packed the planet

while ruining the earth, the air and the water


We humans are rendering

our habitat uninhabitable

and it’s seems unlikely that we will stop

before it is too late


But while we can still talk to each other

it might be amusing to assign blame

Who is to blame for this mess we find ourselves in?

Is it the most avaricious and power mad amongst us

who are responsible?

That is most certainly the case …

and it would be great if we could rein them in

but that too seems unlikely

We missed the boat on that one

when we invented civilization

and moved to the city


Humans are what they are

both pro- and antisocial

and there is no changing that


There is little hope for us nice people

now that the nastiest of people

have taken charge

But … if it is any consolation at all

we will surely go down together

H. sapiens, it will be said, was a poorly-designed species

About Evensteven

I am a photographer and author, and live in Embudo, New Mexico, alongside the Rio Grande. I have published a book of photography and accompanying text on running the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon. The first (print) edition is out of print, but a second edition is available as an iBook (eBook) through the iTunes bookstore. All Grand Canyon, river and nature lovers will enjoy my book: The Grand: https://books.apple.com/us/book/the-grand/id672492447 I have also published six additional iBooks: 1. The Salt River: https://books.apple.com/us/book/the-salt-river/id12449222822. 2. Coyote Buttes: https://books.apple.com/us/book/coyote-buttes/id1271773201 3. Four Cornered, the Land: https://books.apple.com/us/book/four-cornered/id1384038899 4. Four Cornered, The Rivers: https://books.apple.com/us/book/four-cornered-book-two-the-rivers/id1402287568 5. Rio Marañon: https://books.apple.com/us/book/four-cornered-book-two-the-rivers/id1402287568 6. Rio Grande: https://books.apple.com/us/book/rio-grande-new-mexico/id1469126321
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