John Kersten, Mullumbimby
Quite simply, given our addiction/ to our planet-destroying economy,/ we are quite incapable of making any decision/ likely to even slow the wheels of climate change.
Perhaps the single best thing we can do/ is to give something to those who will suffer the most/ from our addiction to comfort and convenience./ Give them two votes.
Give them the power to choose what we cannot./ Say sorry for our lack of will,/ and the earth state we’re leaving them./ Say, ‘You choose what we cannot’.
Give Gen Y something they may actually thank us for./ That history may even remember us fondly for.
Giving them two votes may help the decision makers/ find the fortitude needed to make long-term decisions/ needed to sustain a habitable planet.
Perhaps that’s all we can do to save our children,/ from the brunt of our inaction./ History may not remember us well, but it may say,/ ‘They at least tried something’.