mourn if you must,
not because you can.

do not grieve alongside others because
you enjoy the wave of collective empathy.

those of you lucky enough,
start refueling yourselves with green grief.

do it like the 70’s if you must,
drop acid, be a pioneer.

electric car appeal, see them on roads everywhere,
appeal to the hipsters, the big names, the jocks, the models, the artists.

solar panels on your new flat, be an example,
appeal to human nature for attention, recognition, and validation.

oust the fossil fuel vehicles, as blasphemy,
ostracize the coal-warmed houses.

monumentalize renewable energy, comforting wind turbines,
even if it may ingratiate the faceless companies steeped in piggy capitalism.

be a pioneer for green grief.


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