Daily Archives: October 17, 2016

Not too late


and the streaming insult of petrol-driven traffic
three arms generate the turbine, as
churned by sturdy autumn wind
they gracefully rotate against steel-grey skyline

slow circling
you would think they have all the time in the world
but the world is unfurling, controlled by a bigger machine
and a clean, spinning angel is too little
for the needs we daily create
try as it may, it cannot feed our technological greed
it is time for us to change

while this issue is urgent
it is not too late for the human race to learn from history
step back from our mistakes
and return to simpler ways

The Daily Post #Urgent

©Jane Paterson Basil