Cartels Cashin’ In, Economics of Extinction

Timber Cartels
Mayan jungles
Marauding
Endangered granadillo,
Terrorising
Bankrupting
Destituting
Animal Kingdom.

Playmiscium yucatanum
Mother’s divine
Fertiliser trees
Soil enrichers,
Airborne nitrogen
Converted
Tree root secrets,
Blessedness!

Soulless planet-killers
Cartel recruited,
Guatemalan/Mexican reserves,
Trees marked
Bulldozed pathways
Felled,
One by one,
Bucked to rough logs
Collected
Modified pickup trucks,
Mother desecrators!

Horded La Candelaria
Wood laundering mecca,
Logs doctored
Conceal species,
Passed off
Legalised export permits,
Paid off!

Mexico’s Yucátan
Progreso port,
Ocean log vessels
Asian bound,
Luxury cars
Super yachts
Musical instruments,
More!

Mother Earth’s blood-money,
Profits above intelligence
Economics of extinction,
More planetary crimes
Sinaloa CJNG Cartels,
Rainforests hushed.

Sereques
White-nosed coatis
Black spiny-tailed iguanas
White-collared peccaries
Altamira orioles
Tapirs
Red-eyed tree frogs
Margays,
Vanished.
Climate Gen
Lonely,
Heaven defiled!
Bankers sniggerin’
World’s leaders leerin’.

Agitate. Disrupt. Defend.

©2022 Reese Halter


Reese Halter

Reese Halter is a bees/trees/seas defender.
Unearthly Wails is a special edition, a collection of poetry
illustrated by renowned Ojibwa artist Terry McCue.
Email: HalterBooks@gmail.com to order

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