I am afraid Enlightened people, thinkers will opt out of childbirth knowing Earth won’t sustain growing populations. I am afraid welfare doles will continue to grow teaching children to rely on a system to hate a system to believe a system owes them. I am afraid that rather than relying on themselves to contribute to society, they will expect society to contribute to them. I am afraid education lacks importance to illiterate masses taught to hate the hand that feeds them. I am afraid that Muslims will breed more Muslims Christians will breed more Christians Mormons will breed more Mormons Jews will breed more Jews Athiests will breed more Atheists Welfare moms will breed more Welfare moms and the walls won’t tumble down. One against another people break turtle’s shell. I am afraid that our mother grows weary. Without her, we are nothing. Without her, we are nothing. Without her, we are nothing. I am afraid. We are killing our mother. We drain her oily hollows. We are too many ravenous mouths. We vomit her contents in greed. We are parasites We. Smell the sulfur rising from her inner thighs. Watch her wither slowly beneath deep polluted skies. I am afraid. If you love our mother, speak out. Be a warrior. Change the world. Taint the milk supply. Sterilize the masses. Turtles need clean water to strengthen mother’s shell. I am afraid. Humanity puts itself before everything else. Where does that leave our mother?
Shout out to Mallery at We Write Poems for the prompt:
For this prompt let’s define the topic to be a list of “things you’re afraid of”, or alternately, “things you’d never do”.