The old woman sat by the pool soaking up the peace. Her years were many and she was bone weary yet it was deeper weariness that gnawed at her heart. Often she found herself wondering just how much more bad news she could take. Just that morning she’d heard the Amazon rainforest was burning. The day before she’d read the permafrost in Siberia was thawing.
All her life she had loved the Earth with a passion. Now it seemed the Earth was dying yet the reptilians in human skin suits who ruled rich and powerful nations continued to develop policies that hastened the climate emergency. Although the voices of dissent were loud the rulers laughed them off.
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