Charlie, Skyline High School, Oakland

Quilt Square #27

We are the most intelligent species–

Connected the world

With only pipes.

Built towers

With only drawings.

Berated nature

Into civilization.

But all I see are fools.

Fools that burn our forests

Into the ground.

Fools that murder our animals

Into extinction.

Fools that judge our Earth 

Rather than be judged by it.

We are the most intelligent species–

Full of complaints

About worldly problems.

Yet we seldom remember

We suffer from our own humanity.

Besties Poster

These quilt works come from teacher Conor Carroll’s 2023 chemistry classes at Skyline High School.

Poster by Todd Gilloon, Creative Action Network