Scorched-Earth Environmental Policy
Imply the forest loves the flames.
"Blue skies" when they mention smoke.
Roll eyes if pollution's blamed.
Get by questions any way.
Fly by ruins, spin it swell.
Go by what sounds best to claim.
Decry science, casting doubts.
Comply with corporate demands.
Belie logic, common sense.
War cries: regulation talk.
Supply excuses, never truth.
Run by cameras: "no comment."
Rely on short attention spans.
Defy data, expert works.
Deny climates ever changed.
Apply deception as you must.
Retry where you fail to dupe.
Scrape by any way you can.
Stand by idly. Let it burn.
Scorched-Earth Environmental Policy © Copyright 2021, Robert J. Tiess.
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Submitted: August 31, 2019