Jeewan Ramlugun

Would you someday soon care that

my birds will no longer twitter,

my butterflies not flutter,

my many insects become extinct?


Would you be overcome with worries

not seeing my bees

sucking their honey-making nectars?


Would you sorely miss

many of my wild animals

as they slowly disappear and vanish?


Would you care if

the pure shimmering streams

turn turbid with filth

and the air mercilessly chokes?