Monday, May 3, 2010

Oil and Water


starts with a fire
explosion in air
people die
can't be found

rig collapse
into the deep
a mile or more

bubbling crude
rising to surface
slow death
fish birds jobs

shut off none
months to recover
food gone
save what we can

earth be damned
all about
the money
drill
baby
drill

sounds hollow
now
doesn't it

oil

and

water

don't

mix

3 comments:

Poetikat said...

This is really one of your finest pieces, Roy. I LOVE that you used "bubbling crude", but it gives away your age (and mine too, since I get the reference). ha ha

Now you need to write one about the real catastrophe: BP.

Kat

R. Jacob said...

Poetikat

Thank you. Yes, the bubbling crude was an old reference. What we did not realize was the land being damaged back then. My thoughts swirl around me. I await their landing on my keyboard.
Thank you.
P.S.
It's Ray, not Roy.

R. Jacob said...

Poetikat

I admire your work and your compliments mean a lot to me.
thank you.

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