burial with sea…

knee-deep in water
their ancestral mother’s grave
buried once again
by humankind’s ignorance
and denial of earth’s changes

carnival pitchman and other itinerant showmen

tho seas are rising
some still stand outside the ark
saying have no fear
their business is to sell dreams
when umbrellas would be best

you either start bailing or sink…

you either start bailing or sink

this flimsy boat
still floats
though
i’m not sure
how
got holes
and
garbage
all around it
and
most days
sharks
in business suits
circle
in never-ending
patterns of greed
but
it’s all we got
and
though mars
may be a bar
it ain’t
a place to live
or
raise kids
as
the song says
so
time to buck up
and
start bailing
pollutants
cleaning up
the environment
before
we
all drown
this ain’t
political
it’s
survival