The world doesn’t have
That many global problems –
What it really has –
Is many numbskulls who cause
Problems by being human
Copyright by Minh Tan on listed dated of completion.
Notes to this poem…
See discussion in Tanka 68. When you really get down to the root of what most global problems are all about, it’s about people being humans, who are irrational creatures of habit.
The poems titled Tanka, followed by a number, are tanka composed while I was not engaged in some activity during which I frequently composed poetry. That is why these are called the Inactive Tanka collection.