the book of dying 2:4…

the seas died no more fishing
ships sail nowhere no reason to
for all waters had death’s stench
ocean’s breezes ceased shore waters rose

 

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

 

funeral arrangements…

there will be no more graves
there are
far too many bodies
to
bury
and
burning
seems
unreasonable
with
our air quality
just as
shooting them
into
space
is not an option
hell
we already
have
more than enough
space junk
to
come
raining down
upon us
it
really
just leaves us
with
chemical baths
to
dissolve
the dear ones
there will of course
be
the legal battles
to
fight
with
environmentalists
who will claim
mankind
will be harmed
by
the residue
in
the water supply
and
then they will offer
the
absurd proposal
that
we
stop
war

 

shadows in the doorway…

the oceans
are rising
some would say
it’s due
to
global warming
while others
would
quickly surmise
it’s
the sands
we’ve
stolen from the sea
to build
our
castles
in the sky
that have brought
about
our
future demise
but
if you would but look
into
the eyes of children
the real cause
would be
quite apparent
their
tears
for
what we have done

a thank-you note to riverside county….

a thank you note to riverside county

the developments
you’ve approved
home after home
to assure
no doubt
the welfare
of your
retirement accounts
has left
our welfare
a bit dicey
oh sure
the lack of bike lanes
near schools
might be a reasonable
compromise
to offer developers
when you live
miles away
but
for those humans
sending their children
to schools
along busy roadways
it ‘s
well
let’s just say
questionable
oh
and there’s
that claim
of
no environmental harm
it’s
that one
the pack
wants me
to thank you for
our dying of starvation
has been
a real blessing
that numbing
brought on by starvation
makes
our traffic fatalities
less painful
so
thanks
for your
economic consideration
of the
environment

caretakers of the pison river valley….

caretakers of the pison river valley

having been
evicted
from the garden
of eden
but
given
a lease
on his environment
man
like
many renters
wreaked havoc
on his abode
plundering
and
wasting
its resources
but now
a few
have begun
to place
genes
and
seeds
into a frozen ark
hoping
that science
will save
some remnants
for
future tenants
while most
societal residents
still
fail
to see
that
their
frozen art
is
earth