Monday, March 20, 2023


Rational thought wasn’t wrong—

The reptilian brain was too strong;

We just couldn’t solve 

How to better evolve,  

And that’s why we’re saying “so long.”

Monday, March 13, 2023

Electric Vehicles

Cars of electric design 

Make vehicles seem more benign:

Fuel burns far away,

So people can say,

“We’re sure things will work out just fine.”

Monday, March 6, 2023

Human Nature

Burning carbon, we knew, meant good-bye,

But pleasure can cause folks to lie;

We chose to deny

And turned a blind eye,

So that’s why we’re all going to die.

Monday, February 27, 2023

The War to End All Wars

Our final big war’s up ahead

For ending the sorrows and dread:

Then we’ll all feel alright

And no one will fight

Because everyone’s going to be dead. 

Thursday, February 16, 2023

What a Piece of Work Is a Man!

 What a piece of work is a man!….And yet, to me, what is this quintessence of dust?

    —Hamlet (Act II, Scene 2)


Determined, he does what he must,

But some acts are not much discussed:

He makes earth combust,

He cannot adjust, 

And then he turns back into dust. 

Monday, February 13, 2023

“Crisis,” as in “Climate Crisis”

A “crisis” is an event 

In which chances for changes present; 

But doom’s course, we know,

Was set long ago,

And the outcome is fixed in cement.  

Monday, February 6, 2023

Extinction Taboo

It looks like we made a boo-boo 

Which landed us deep in doo-doo; 

Though most folks pooh-pooh,

We’ll soon go boo-hoo,

But saying so still is taboo.