Hypocrisy is a virus, and human beings
are it's most successful host/carrier.
We like to think we are intelligent,
but any host would do just fine.
Hypocrisy's gift to us
is an apparent immunity
from the extinctions of other species
that the virus causes via divorcing
our actions and words from our thoughts.
The sense of gain seems twice over
-the extinctions of other species
extends our lives, which makes it seem
our survival an easy flattery to swallow.
But the point will come
when we comes unstuck,
when we collectively realize
that there is not enough
clean and working planet
left for us to live on, or through.
What will the virus do to us then?