From Earth to Humans (Down Below)

Dear children of the ground,
What’s the sound you’re making now?
First the rattle.
Then the rumbling.
Now an explosion that sends all tumbling.
Why the violence?
Why the wars?
What are sisters and brothers for?

Humankind- what a pathetic race!
I would cleanse myself with water
And rid you from my face
If only my waters, once blue,
Weren’t dyed with human blood and guts.

This is Earth to humankind:
End the violence, stop the bloodshed.
–Over and out.

Alexander Lo ’17

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