Green Machines (Poem)

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even in hard times people eat
no one wants to die hungry
but it doesn’t take a genius to see
we like to outsource everything

you keep building up their walls
one stone at a time
I’m afraid we’re all going to fall
burning every bridge behind

when you replace man with a machine
who’s left to hold up the economy
how can we ever afford going green
if we can’t even afford the things we need

you keep painting over these walls
one brick at a time
soon they’ll have no colour at all
perhaps our oil’s run dry

2010 (revised 2018)

Photo by Cody Davis on Unsplash

 

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