Thursday, January 15, 2015

Month of Poetry #15: The Genie

Another Sevenling today - this one inspired by the book I've nearly finished, Noami Klein's This Changes Everything - Capitalism Vs The Climate.

One option is to dig it all, protesting, from the ground, and burn it black;
Another is to ration ourselves, taking some, not much, maybe a little too much;
Or we could just learn to do without it, and leave it lie.

The genie Growth, it could be, is the expansion of capital;
Perhaps it's the burgeoning of the human spirit, instead,
Or the jewel-bright re-carpeting of the earth.

not all paths lead to Avalon, from this doubtful crossroad.

- Kathy, 15/1/15

No comments:

Post a Comment