Malthusian Spectre

Malthusian Spectre

A house of cards
A building implodes

A highway crash
With 36 cars

A wooden boat
Whose hull is on fire

A sputtering plane
That’s run out of gas

A once proud nation
Burned just like Rome

An orange sky
Polluted and dark

The polar ice caps
Turning to water

A long line of dominoes
Rapidly falling

Pedestrian struck
In the crosswalk

A sign of the times
The car sped away

It doesn’t seem
Like anyone’s caring

I don’t care
Do you?


A sweater unraveling
We pulled on its thread

Thomas Malthus
Is smiling in his grave

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