fire in the amazon

thousands of years to grow
one year to burn
more and more trees
than can never be replaced
smoke so thick
people can’t see
in cities thousands
of miles away
home to millions of
plants and animals
indigenous people
watch as their
homes burn
reduced to ashes
in minutes
all so a few people
can sell wood
breed animals
make money
from a land
that the whole planet
needs to survive

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