Story Times

We don’t want facts and thought. We want a story
we believe in and can use to justify our killing
the planet while imagining we are safe.

Here’s one candidate story: soon the elite will live on Mars
and we will be among that proud elite.
(Fantasies compounded must come true.)

Here’s one candidate story: we are successfully inventing
ways to vaporise the poor and breathe the air
this releases to live forever and to fly.

2 thoughts on “Story Times

  1. The story of our times, to be sure. I’ve often wished I had the knack of writing about the political world we live in with this sort of subtle elegance. Well done, Alan!

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