Souls For Sale
I started to believe, until there was more
wind on the hill and congress made a list
of 17 scientists to investigate for falsely
claiming the temperature rise was calamitous.
I numbed myself it seems, because I didn’t
believe a word those pseudo scientists said
about how hot it would get in the time set.
I didn’t feel or see how hot it had got, until I
saw Alaskan’s hitting the swimming hole
and ice flows to small to hold a polar bear.
Ships sail through Arctic waters and soon
they’ll be drilling for oil there. So the temperature
rise isn’t all bad. I’m glad to hear the end isn’t near.
We’ll have more fuel to burn, but we’ll never learn that
before long Chicago will be a tropical paradise where
winter winds will no longer blow and snow will cease to fall.
The oceans are rising and their coral reefs are dying,
but those who don’t believe say it’s all right,
Mother Nature is just doing her job and we’re evolving.
Seaside cities will move inland and those vacation
homes built near the ocean will soon be gone, but
people refuse to believe that global warming is true.
When the bugs and slugs around the world grow as
big as they are in Florida and tropical diseases sing
in northern cities, will people believe it’s an early spring?
Will the denial financiers buy billboards to show only idiots
can believe what scientists say? They’ll deny there are
more hurricanes and tornadoes.
They’ll simply say, behind the veil, they’re good for the economy.
Knock on wood, they create jobs and don’t bother to worry when
water becomes scarce or disappears and costs more than gasoline.
Drink water like a bird, wash less when you undress, and
when the air reaches a point where it’s hard to breathe,
we’ll give you a paper mask.
Do these deceitful men ever look again before they sell their
souls to the very rich? Do they have kids or grand kids who will
be alive to see all this come to pass? Do they have souls to sell?