How Many Teardrops

How many teardrops does it take

to make your cup of morning coffee?

and how many teardrops does it take

to fill your gas tank

and how many teardrops did it take

to fill your bank account

and can you count all the tanks

that have left track marks

on the sidewalks

and in the city parks

in the places that only Bourdain dared go

and how many teardrops have we watched flow

and they’re streams now

and they’re lakes

and they’re rivers

and the oceans are rising

but we are still prizing brand new i-Phones

and MacBook Pros

and we’re blissfully unaware

of where our quinoa grows

and who stitched our fancy clothes

and who harvested our blow

but the tears, they flow

whether we know it or not

and my cup is empty,

so let’s brew another pot




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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