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Planetary Lament
Ed Werstein

-on seeing the sculpture Crying Giant, by Tom Otterness (Kemper Museum, Kansas City, Missouri)
Human beings!
They make me sick.
Five billion times more or less
I trudge my way around the sun
just fine
and then they show up.
A mere million or two years later
and now look at me.
I could just cry
polluted tears. 
I've got a moon migraine.
Human beings!

Copyright 2010 by Ed Werstein.
Used with the author's permission.




Ed Werstein is an employment counselor who assists Native American job seekers. His poetry has appeared in Verse Wisconsin, New Verse News, the Wisconsin Fellowship of Poets calendar, and a few other publications. Ed lives in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and is a proud member of The Hartford Avenue Poets group.

Post New Comment:
That was fun! (I could have benefited from a few more verses though...)
Posted 09/04/2010 11:01 PM
Katy :
Perfect, Ed. Funny and sad and wise. Says it all in such a little space. I love it! Katy
Posted 09/04/2010 08:19 AM
Neat humor on a serious subject!
Posted 09/04/2010 07:43 AM

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