(A technical term – see Le Guin.)
The economy pumps more excrement.
So the exhaust fumes suffocate,
So the carbon accumulates,
And the mercury rises,
And the science advises
Panic! in cold blood,
Beware the great flood,
That raises the ocean
In decades slow motion
And swamps the islands
Unleashes the violence
Of cyclonic depressions
Imperial aggressions
Extinctions of species
And dreams smashed to pieces.
Problems unseen
in media smokescreen,
the rulers deny,
the consumers buy,
And the economy pumps more excrement.

More excrement

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