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Girl In The Glass Bubble...With Just A Few Cracks

by Chris Sorrenti

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so as not to upset the
delicate balance of nature
between she
hippie environmentalist
and me
joe consume everything in sight
though avid recycler and
conscientious employee of
federal department of environment
she subtly preaches by munching tofu
the virtues of organic farming
those edibles raised
without pesticides or factory fertilizer

I remain silent
despite having seen the statistics of
100+ years pollution
knowing that poison's everywhere
in the air we breath
water we drink
food we eat
organic or not
I haven't the heart to burst her bubble
though it already was
before she was born

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Posted on 04/19/2011
Copyright © 2020 Chris Sorrenti

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Alison McKenzie on 04/19/11 at 07:53 PM

I see what you're saying...a little too little too late...though I still see the benefits of better late than never. :)

Posted by Linda Fuller on 04/19/11 at 09:06 PM

This made me think about death and our constant futile efforts to stave it off. (I'm in rather a brown mood.) Enjoyed your observation, as always.

Posted by Charlie Morgan on 04/19/11 at 10:26 PM

...still chuckiling over here...a gallows chuckle but still...cool diatribe.

Posted by Steve Michaels on 04/20/11 at 02:51 AM

I like these lines and I feel the same way about my younglings: I haven't the heart to burst her bubble though it already was before she was born

Posted by Quentin S Clingerman on 04/25/11 at 12:07 PM

You say it dramatically. But this old world is decaying regardless of what we do or don't do! We can slow our part down that is all! As a Christian I look toward the "new heaven and new earth"!

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