You do not know by Susanna Peremartoni

Author’s note: Environmental protection is becoming increasingly important as we are shocked that our planet is living in its last hours.

From political forums to scientific platforms around the world, they are talking about a global crisis: a health crisis, an economic and financial crisis, a climate crisis and a natural crisis. These are, after all, symptoms of the problem: unsustainable production and consumption.

The shock caused by the Covid19 pandemic has only pulled the veil off the systemic fragility of the global economy and society, which is characterized by inequalities.

You do not know by Susanna Peremartoni
 
This force is deep and painful -
it weighs on you, its weight tingling in your spine,
increasing the weight of your own wetness.
But your bed is your coffin;
you sink deep,
your mistakes
in its reflections.
Your dream will be short,
like the smile of a pretty girl
which gives a little more hope
if you can go further.
 
And if you succeed
you don't care. Like a bad kid,
you run around, constantly destroying.
 
Your accelerated steps
You’d better slow down, now,
and look around:
What have you done?