healing a heated planet

I refuse to be without hope
even though I'm trapped in a system built on artificial scarcity
trapped by walls supporting global exploitation by a whistle-blowing fraternity
trapped by tax systems refusing to serve a just world
trapped by governments unwilling to put a carbon fee on production

I refuse to be without hope
we fight to unshackle positive action
replace the old order
and seek healing across the divide


This poem explores the systems by which we are currently trapped and prevent strong climate action, and the hope we should bring.