Saturday, September 29, 2012

Dietary Suggestion

We’ve run out our species’ life span
Plus many more other than man,
So if there is meat
That you still like to eat,
It’s time now to eat all you can.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

The Luxurious Life

I ought to be burning with shame,
But I don’t want to give up my claim
To the fabulous ride
Fossil fuels provide—
And most people feel just the same.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Sure as Shootin’

As sure as the oil has plateaued,
As sure as we’re bound for The Road,
As sure as the ending
We know is impending,
The nuclear plants will explode.

Thursday, September 20, 2012


In our world of limits, we rue
Things we did and we didn’t do;
We'll feel better prepped
The more we accept
The limits inside of us too.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Hope Limited

It turns out that nowadays hope
Means within a more limited scope;
It’s good to defer
Goals which cannot occur,
And be better able to cope.

Friday, September 14, 2012

Nothing to Lose Anymore

At first, it seems pretty bizarre,
Our whole species crossing the bar;
But we’re hearing the knell,
So we might just as well
See things as they really are.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Remembering the Sixties

Advanced thinkers used to contrive
Better ways to be more alive;
Now one may enroll
For a more modest goal:
Trying to merely survive. 

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Doomer in the City

I’m a doomer, and live in a city;
In collapse, this locale won’t be pretty,
But there’s food at the store,
For awhile there’ll be more—
It’s all good, I’m not asking for pity.

I’m old, and useless for work,
And sometimes I’m kind of a jerk,
So I don’t plan to grieve
If I’m taking my leave
Before the whole world goes berserk.

When things really go down the drain,
There’ll be pain, and not much to gain;
When I’m not sniffing glue,
Seeing Fucko Bazzoo
Is a thought I don’t entertain.

I don’t have the doomstead I should—
If I had more resources, I would;
But so far I don’t,
And it looks like I won’t,
So I’m staying, and calling it good. 

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Down and Out

It’s very scary to see:
The closer that doom comes to be,
The folks in the news
With desperate views
Are looking more just like me. 

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Kick the Can

I’m for kicking the can down the road
More than vanishing down the commode;
Though not TPTB,
It’s still better for me
If the whole world doesn't explode.