He said about the limits to growth,
Or was it the sustainability of resoures
Or lack of good governance
It might have been about
Weapons of mass destruction
Was it about the solution to the Palestinian problem?
I don’t remember now, but it
Ended in a sigh.
But not of relief.
But of disapointment,
Is this the best that we can do with this great country?
From the oceans, to the prairies,
With highways, and the byways,
electric lines, telecommunications intact, good plumbing
Feely available food supplies, unlimited gasoline, volumes of natural gas,
Apples on trees, peaches on the ground, tomatoes drifting through the gardens,
Wading through aisles of dog food, cat food, bird food, guppy food, hamster food, Cocatoo cages,
Sleeping pills, plastic aluminum, folded wrapped artificial food for babies.
Sorry to see it go,
Watching it fade away,
Tormented by silly commentary,
upright slick characters.
Poem by Mary Chamie.