Day Before Earth Day

Day Before Earth Day

A Poem by riskrapper

suburban ways on day before earth day


on the day before Earth Day
the parched ground seethes with thirst

a neighbor employs a plastic milk jug
to water his Home Depot shrubs

kids scale an idling Avalanche

while mom chants microwave mantras into a Bluetooth

I finish laying a blanket of phosphates on the lawn

before falling asleep to the lullaby of my 2 cycle leaf blower

it's 70 degrees in North Jersey

90 in Boise, snow is forecast for Pittsburgh

in our blue day of expectation

we brace for tomorrow's deluge

on the morrow

we will honor the earth

yet manana never seems to come

we relish the comfort of today's savage civility

Music Selection: Elvis Presley,  

Tomorrow Never Comes




© 2012 riskrapper

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i went three couplets into this incredible piece, and could have sworn i recognized the sinewy brilliance of its author. the plastic Fortune 500 machinations of a green act, and its layers of irony, surrounding "lawns" "phosphates" and engine oil. "savage civility" as penned from a probable poet of action rather than the mere fraudulence of well-spoken riddles. rumors of possible action stem from this piece inviting action through a witty regurgitating of shallow inaction trying to disguise itself as action. either get into the underground and join the ground, or act as if you care. brilliant.

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Added on April 24, 2012
Last Updated on April 24, 2012
Tags: ecology, Earth Day