Saturday, 17 of February of 2018

Jenny McBride – Bewildered

Pixel size simultaneously shrinks and grows
We see so much
In the so little that is left
Technology can calculate a million
Species formulae per second
But that does nothing to address
The inadequacy of all those perfect answers

Look: maybe the tinkering should have stopped
With ball bearings and spokes.
Like any addict, our society puts up a good front
How well we can we function
Not really sick
Denial as a way of waking up every morning.

It’s like this: part of my little toe
Aspires to be a scale on a horned lizard someday
But it’s not gonna happen
If the biologists at the party
Are debating the merits of helmet laws and Bruce
On the day the senate voted
To give a great arctic wilderness to the oil companies

Jenny McBride
March-April 2007 Earth First!

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