Saturday, April 20, 2013

I'm a Little Down


Here's day twenty's submission of NaPoWriMo (a poem a day for the month of April in honor of National Poetry Month). Earth Day is in two days.




I’m a Little Down Today


Last month, the CEO of Exxon-Mobile said,
“I’m in the business of making money,”
as he told the environmentalists
to go fuck themselves
in so many words.

The ice caps continue to thaw.

Monsanto and the chemical corporations
are happy to defy the impotent EPA
while they manufacture pesticides
and GMO food, but don’t want to tell us
what it is that we’re eating.

Nuclear power is green energy?

The petroleum industry has made
so much throw-away plastic
that researchers can’t NOT find any
pieces of it in the Pacific ocean,
no matter where they sample.

The Great Barrier Reef is dissolving
from ocean acidity.

Honeybees are dying from the use of
unregulated pesticides and herbicides,
and as a result, the pollination of crops
like London Bridge, is falling, falling.

And we can’t pass a law that regulates
who can buy a gun?

All fall down.

1 comment:

Veronica Kessler said...

Exactly! If we pass background checks, hoe are we going to handle the really hard issues!