Monday, February 20, 2017

1984

Some folks smoke dope or get juiced
Because we will soon have vamoosed;
But I’m glad as hell
That the war’s going well,
And chocolate rations won’t be reduced.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

A Brief Introduction to AGW

The trouble with increasing heat
Is it’s making us all obsolete;
Our food, plants and meat,
Won’t grow—they’ll deplete,
And we’ll die when there’s nothing to eat.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Captain’s Log, Ecclesiastes 1:2

Here lies the species humanity:
Did they die from some kind of insanity?
All their ability
Yielded futility—
Vanity, all is just vanity.

Friday, February 3, 2017

Everyone’s Cranky Lately

Taking sides and more quick to condemn,
Feeling grouchy and starting mayhem:
As “others” bring forces
To take “our” resources,
More and more of “us” turn into “them.”

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Slogans

Worried about how we’ll cope,
We still thought we’d make it—but nope:
Paradoxically strange,
We had hope without change,
And now we have change without hope.

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Don’t Be Depressed!

Don’t be depressed and in doubt:
Keep your head held up high and don’t pout;
Soldier on! Do it now!
I’ll let you know how—
Just as soon as I figure it out.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Strange Days

We’re surprised every time we detect
Something new in our lives getting wrecked;
We’re dismayed, bit by bit, 
As our world turns to shit—
But what else then did we expect?