Monday, September 15, 2014

POEM: "Why I Don't Want To Own The North Pole"

Why I Don’t Want To Own The North Pole

You will see it for yourself
the ocean in children’s eyes
and how the ordinary people
graduated from chocolate
think they should own the pieces of the world

It was the assumption of
some inviolate wilderness
someplace on this blessèd planet
chose itself should be the braincap
(South Pole wants to be the female partner)

And now it's our didactic
the tantrums are forgiven
because we've got a brand new plan
one-two collect the small planet
(likely to be too much Brainiac there)

We wander the old market
we'll buy our codfish frozen
far beneath the arctic waters
drumming the probable reserves
while oligarchs watch us from submarines.

© 2014 Rob Schackne

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