Trifles

All our might and glory
Quantum physics and string theory
Credit scores and carbon footprints
Etiquette and gender politics
Moral codes and principles
Will one day cease

To exist
We have disfigured the source
Drunk the rivers and wells dry
Torn down forests and wiped out species
Poisoned the air and possessed what was free
In a futile conquest

That will eventually fade
Can’t wait