Sunday Afternoon as Oil Pours into the Gulf

Sunday Afternoon as Oil Pours into the Gulf

A very large man
riding a large tractor mower,
attached bin so that grass clippings
won’t have to be raked,
across his small suburban lawn

while his young son plays happily
driving his toy electric
Hummer SUV
up and down the driveway

while I watch, my large ass
planted in chair in an
air-conditioned house,
scanning the internet
for photos of the horror,
feeling sick
as I view them.

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