Andreas Gripp, CA




Free Verse


The Mall of America Celebrates Earth Day


Let us raise our big black smoke
and heaps of toxic waste

Let the cancer of the barrio
spread to rivers and their lakes

Let us raze the jungles
for our sprawl
that needs more wood,
for the cattle
that have to graze
and the burgers
that we ingest

Let the forest turn to desert
and the dolphins drown in nets

Let the sports car
reign supreme
and our TVs
spread the word:

We've given seeds
to blond Boy Scouts,

engraved our logo
on their trees









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