There is a Glitch in Everything
There is a glitch in everything. Everyone you meet
is lactose intolerant or allergic to wheat.
We can’t drink the water and everywhere we venture
breathing without masks is considered an adventure.
The ocean’s full of plastic. It’s ground up in our salt,
but nobody I’ve ever met feels it is their fault.
We still buy our Seven Up neatly bound in plastic
as all around our world the pileups grow ever more drastic.
If each and every one of us learned to just say “No,”
to packaging in plastic, we could stem the status quo.
If we only ate organic. If we all went solar,
cooled down the atmosphere, resolved our issues polar,
stopped genetic meddling, stopped drilling, pipes and fracking,
we might restore ecology that presently is lacking;
but the chances of our doing so probably are scant.
It’s hard for us to walk the walk. It’s easier to rant.