We’ve argued whether to leave or remain,
opinion reigning where fact is scarce or false,
creating division between fellow peoples.
Our society is complex; divided, too –
we have purposefully created an out and in,
with no real reason to pit one against other.
We’re people sharing a planet – that’s the point;
plastic is synthetic; politics is as well –
unlike plastic, politics exists in our heads.
Regardless of politics, our planet orbits,
what stays on the planet with us, depends on us;
extinction crisis, climate ruin – all our fault.
Politics feels urgent, but is a distraction;
what’s our legacy to our future – in real terms,
what will be lost whilst we discuss division?