This poem is a critique of human hubris and our ability to fool ourselves into thinking we are at the top of the pyramid (spoiler alert: there is no pyramid, we’re just another mammal).
What we could learn, if we listened I've been told that all the things that are wrong in the world can't be helped because "it's just the law of the jungle". That it's dog eat dog out there too little time for too much care. We are so overly proud of our opposable thumbs we've convinced ourselves that it's the animals that are dumb. But it's time we started to listen to the ecosystem's wisdom. Have you ever seen a lion kill more than they need? Or a herd of wild buffalo shit where they eat? What do we waste resources for: So the rich can profit from war? Have you seen a shark outsource the killing of its dinner to an underpaid migratory fish so it can feel like a winner? We like our food factory farmed minimal care about who's harmed. Drinking your coffee is easy when you're delusional (the cost of cheap fast fashion is not beautiful) Human overconsumption causes deforestation.