Every day my wife reminds me
we live on the only planet
where life exists,
and we’re extinguishing species
from the humble dung beetle
to the blue whale,
a Shoah of bumblebees.
She weeps when a tree is taken down.
To minimize the slaughter of trees,
we don’t subscribe to newspapers
or magazines unless they’re made
from recycled paper. No paper towels
or toilet paper consumed in our home.
No flushing for pee.
Welcome to our bidet!