You can see the results, along with Zephyr's very generous intro here.
I'm a firm believer in the power of art to change the world. I certainly don't expect my piece to make much of an impact, but I'd like to see all the artists I know contribute something on this theme, no matter the scale or the media, which could make a surprising difference in transforming people's thinking.
by Francis Scudellari
He, his appetites always indulging
Hording each crumb, grasping, clinging
Never quite full
She, her beauty spread thin, her bounty laid
Bare, unable to provide for
Children ever growing
He, unable , unwilling to act, sits
Listless aimless, averting his eyes
Never quite sure
She, her temper flaring, her mood changing
Violent, unstable, punishing
Children ever quiv'ring
Childless, she turns
Her back on, him, them, us
Receding, cold, distant, weathered
No longer owning, knowing, her late self
Out a glass, frosted o'er
Mirrored, reflecting, a face now
Withered, not his own. He knows: It's too late.