Gorilla vs. Man
By Mikailah Shealer
With man gone, will there be hope for gorilla?
The world is not big enough for both.
Is the Keystone species Homo sapien or Gorilla beringei?
One will flourish without the other or
one will fail without the other,
depending on the perspective.
Humans are the most adaptable species, but
what we call adapting Mother Nature calls manipulation.
If humans vanished, she would prevail or
perhaps fail (because of the damage we’ve done).
This is all
depending on perspective.
Are we killing the earth or
is Mother Nature trying to kick us out by killing herself?
We’re too far past the point of no return.
We can’t reverse (history is not for repeating), but
we can learn and revive and reduce to progress,
depending on your perspective.
Authority has let us down, so we stripped them of their duty
and put the world in our own hands.
Man’s obsession with exponential growth and discovery
tells us to never cease, always look for the next best thing, the next new thing.
Our innate drive for expansion will kill us, or
will we kill each other over whether it’s true
For this, perspective is insignificant
compared to fact.