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Planetary Lament
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Ed Werstein


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-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.

 

 
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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.


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moneal:
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
Buckner14:
Neat humor on a serious subject!
Posted 09/04/2010 07:43 AM


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