Image for post
Image for post
Photo by on


The sky today is a piss-yellow-gray.

It should be blue with white clouds dancing.

The granite cliffs of nearby mountains

are lost in the haze.

Nobody to blame

politicians have ignored it for years for profit

big businesses worry only for profits

the people feel impotent

better to be a slave than make the family suffer

The permafrost is melting in Siberia

I could blame myself

the twenty-year-old beast I drive

the lack of recycling

the meat that I sometimes eat

I can’t afford to do much better

all the money goes away

the rich get richer

I’m a failure as an old white guy

I don’t trust the system

maybe we will all perish

under this ugly sky.

Poet. Philosopher. A sense of Humor. 60 years ago I rode the winds at the top of a tall cottonwood. Buy me a coffee @

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store