Can we be smart but not wise? Our old wisdom is failing us in dramatic ways. We have ecological challenges everywhere we look, from climate, to soil erosion, to deforestation, to habitat destruction, to vast plastic and chemical pollution, to extinctions, to ocean acidification. What happens when we forget the new ecological stories we most need to survive? The new stories that tell us we cannot continue to grow infinitely on a finite planet. Poems can help us be wiser. Poems can be our memory hacks for "re-member-ing" ourselves in more skillful ways.