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Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014 12:01 am

new year’s poem #9

hi folks and happy january I have
good news we can’t destroy our earth
no matter how we whack it frack it
pollute it subject it to every outrage
we can’t destroy it we can do in a lot
of species including ourselves but this
terrestrial ball will keep on orbiting
it can change itself radically though
without our help when the biggest
volcano on earth blows it will destroy
life as we know it I’m talking about
yellowstone you can’t see the cone
shape except from outer space it’s
sixty miles across it will be worse than
the dinosaur kill off NPR says we’ll get
some warning but where to go I asked
my nephew he guides at yellowstone
well he said those slugs and shrimp
that live on sulphur by those flumes
in the deepest sea and don’t need sun
they’ll be all right but it will take a
couple billion years for us to re-evolve
from them – you ask where to go? I
plan to be in the middle of the caldera
with my lawn chair and a six pack

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