Dick is a writer, attorney, and political activist living in Vista, California. He is the author of Paying the Rent, an autobiographical account of anti-war and civil rights activism in the 1960’s and beyond. The book is available on Amazon. The poem below is a timely reflection on the current "thin line between/helping and not helping too much."
Remember Climate Change?
about the looming war
are uniformly in favor
they paint military outhouses
blue over yellow for support
across broad western platforms
powered by Cisco and Oracle
running a continuous loop
of sympathetic sunflowers
Gofundme sites and birthday
fundraisers for bargain missiles
purchased from Lockheed and Boeing
with bipartisan taxpayer money
apparently not needed
when war is the priority
we walk a thin line between
helping and not helping too much
as they shoot and bomb each other
and leave home on crowded trains
in crowded stations needing
every good thing we have.
We cheer our new friends and supply
small rockets - sleek, shiny and suitable
for display in the Museum of Extinction.