Contemplations (#2) For The Y EYES ģ (June 16, 2008)
The price of oil is soaring
and the sound of the thunder is roaring
as the torrential rains
continue to fill the mid-western sky.
So the rivers continue to rise
as the dollar and stocks sink,
but many people still in no wise
will listen to those who think
that one possible reason why ... is
our comfortable synergy
with a high consumption of energy.
But doesnít it have at least a little something to do
with the apparent rapid rate of climate change?
And isnít it also true
that the dangers of smoking were once summarily denied?
And isnít it kind of strange
that most opinions on the danger of cell phones,
(with all those ringing tones)
are solidly on the industryís side?
But letís hope that problems donít also engulf
our national sand (bag) supplier
because the rivers will likely get more rough
much tougher and higher
until someone comes up with a strategic master plan
to move us to higher plains.
A plan that will not provoke
unfounded economic fear
and a plan that will not leave broke
or unduly interfere
with the tendency of Mother Nature...
to distribute and moderate her rains.