Connect The Dots

They will label those insane

who try to break even one link of chain

yes, you have to pray like this

and help us plant pineapple

and sugarcane

and watch us drain the blood from the mother earth

and teach your children that’s all she’s worth

and teach your children

that a chemical engineering degree

will get them a great job at Exxon Mobil

and teach your children

that it’s ok to build fighter jets and bombs

Monday thru Friday

and sing psalms on Sunday

because Jesus would be fine with it all

because self-worth is calculable in dollars

and because it’s not polite to ask

where the money comes from

and it’s not polite to ask

where war and poverty come from

and it’s not polite to

connect

the

dots

and it’s not polite to speak up

as mother earth falls ill

and humanity rots…

 

 

 

About soitgoes1984

I was born and raised on land stolen from the Pocumtuc. I now live on a small island in the middle of the Pacific ocean, on land that was stolen more recently, from the Hawaiians. I am addict, struggling to kick the habit of fossil fuel. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
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