leafing through my high school yearbook…

leafing through my high school yearbook

folk’s
moral guidance
always seems
to revolve
around
the saying
it’s the right thing to do
but
i’ve begun
to wonder
where
and
from whom
they’ve formulated
the foundation
for
such counsel
and
whether
or not
it’s
good advice
seems
to be linked
to that thing
about
the meek
inheriting the earth
have you
seen
the condition of the earth
it’s like
being bequeathed
an old rusted-out peugeot
where-the-hell
are you going
to go
in that thing
and
what-the-hell
are you going
to do
with a dead
planet

9 thoughts on “leafing through my high school yearbook…

      • It seems to divide folk into two very different camps. Personally I’m not attracted either extreme and Mr Lash himself goes a little OTT at times and also seems to have a personal axe to grind. However I think a lot of his critique of”Western” culture will get your head nodding (metaphorically at least 🙂 )

        DISCLAIMER: I am only partway through at present.

        Another book you will likely enjoy is “Jennifer Government” by Max Berry (no relation to Chuck): a delightfully black humoured dyspepsia novel which neatly guts neoliberalism and the “free” market. This one I’ve read to completion and have been recommending to all and sundry, Even sent it as birthday gift in one case.

  1. Exactly, I often think about the irony of how we are watching via technology the end of humanity and the earth’s ability to sustain hardly any life forms. As well, it can be seen without technology, outside there is smoke so thick, it’s hard to breathe, ash on everything, new wildfires daily, on top of the hundreds already burning…

  2. yup, it’s not looking too good this inheritance for the kiddliewinks! I don’t understand humans very much – we are more likely to colonise another planet than fix this one (which is definitely the wrong way around) – great poem Charles

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