Nursery Rhymes for Adults #1

We cut down all the trees,
and we put them into the sky.
Then we dug the dead trees
out of the ground
while the ground cried,
and we put them into the sky.
We pulled up the oil and gas
until the wells ran dry.
And we put it all into the sky.
We’ve put all the forests
present and past
into the sky,
and the dinosaurs, too.
Now all those trees are up in the sky,
like the sword of Damocles
dangling over our lives.
Yes, we put all the trees into the sky,
and, if we can’t take them down
they’ll fall, and we’ll all die.

(KZ 2019)

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