“It’s on the strength of observation and reflection that one finds a way. So we must dig and delve unceasingly.”
― Claude Monet
These draconian schemes sloppily writ
uncertain citizens firmly to tamp
into the pipe—worries gone when it’s lit!
Hardpressed to venture under stars to camp
now the old scriptwriters are fired. Flimsy
play on words, reminiscent of George
Orwell, the omnilegent clearly see
feeble attempts to convince. Writers, forge
new insights! Dig under heavy war chests
—paid in full by the people in its sights
proclaiming all that is not right. It’s best
to be present, create anew. The fight
just fuels the remnants of what’s disappeared.
Here a leaf falls silent, a straight dropping
into the lawn’s embrace. And what we’ve feared
revealed as story. Greedy, unstopping
stolen wealth convincing millions of us
jobless, homeless, to go somewhere safe, sit
still til this abates, no need for a fuss.
Your new cage ready, so jump in. You’ll fit!
Bid fear adieu, project your strong desire!
Imagine your creative powers allow
to build a different world. I’m on fire
ablaze, inspired, composing here right now.