construction sets…

father
was never
very good
at
erector sets
his bridges
never stood up
that long
as
parts
rusted
and
wood planks
decayed
even when
there wasn’t
a termite
in sight
so
it’s for sure
that
reconstruction
of
this fragile
environment
of
earth’s
so
carefully built
by
mother nature
will
never be
the same
even with
father time’s
best
efforts

 

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

departure…

departure

welcome
to
the california camel
transportation authority
a program designed
to assure your safe passage
from the outer deserts
of orange
and
riverside counties
into the oasis
of brentwood
which
by the way
has the only
desalinization plant
outside of san diego
and
the arctic regions
of san francisco
our program
has been conceived
with the same thoughtless
environmental considerations
that have produced
the need
for this new state service
please recall
as you leave
your virtual paradise
that you should bring along
a portion
of your monthly water ration
since
the ever-present dust storms
may slow the caravan
also
recall
that this is
nonsmoking trip
we would
not
want to endanger
your health