As sea levels rise, submerging the coastal towns,
As the temperature rises, melting the polar ice,
As the ozone layer depletes, exposing us to harmful rays,
As natural disasters invade the world,
We stand on the sidelines, apathetic to the problem,
Unmoved by the possibility of extinction,
Lost in a bubble of contrived grievances,
Unabashedly waging petty battles,
Wagering the survival of the human race.
Burdening a few experts with the mission to save the world,
We continue to build toys to keep us sealed in our imaginary universe.