For What Shall It Profit

We cut down our Sequoias to make wood chips
that we sell as mulch for garden ornamentals.
Because we can. We watch the rats leave our ships
to board the barges of the Orientals.
The rats go east like our jobs did. No, we sent those
like now we send our forests, for quick profits.
We’ll have nothing left to lose soon, just our souls.

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