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Facebook posted only the words “Go outside.”

“Why?” is the obvious question. “Because I love birds,” he says.

Scott Starbuck's ecoblog, Trees, Fish, and Dreams, with audio poems, is at http://riverseek.blogspot.com.
Scott Starbuck's ecoblog, Trees, Fish, and Dreams, with audio poems, is at http://riverseek.blogspot.com.

Thoughts at the End of Empire

  • It’s possible future generations will destroy
  • our art, literature, music, film,
  • and corporations, in bitterness
  • for allowing ecosystem collapse,
  • and mistrust for how many leaders
  • were distracted, apathetic, selfish,
  • ignorant, or insane with money and power.
  • It’s possible future generations will redefine
  • family, community, work, value, happiness,
  • life, dirt, success.
  • It’s possible education will change
  • from locking children in boxes
  • to getting them outside in tide pools,
  • rivers, creeks, deserts, mountains
  • and their community of remaining
  • mammals, birds, fish, amphibians,
  • invertebrates, reptiles, plants, trees.
  • It’s also possible, based on our collective
  • behavior, there won’t be future generations.

How We Stopped Corporate Psychopaths from Cooking Planet Earth

For Mary DeMocker 

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  • We planted trees everywhere at once.
  • Facebook posted only the words “Go outside.”
  • “Destroy Your Television Day” grew more popular 
  • than Xmas and the 4th of July.
  • Children of execs saw themselves as global citizens
  • and despite every temptation and distraction
  • disowned their wayward parents.
  • ExxonMobil became BlueOrbSolar.
  • Each country committed to saving 
  • one thing from extinction — them.
  • People wondered why it took so long.

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  • When I complain to the old man 
  • about rising gas prices,
  • he says “I want $10 a gallon.”
  • “Why?” is the obvious question.
  • “Because I love birds,” he says. 
  • At the time, I thought him insane
  • but now I think most everyone else is.

Scott T. Starbuck is a poet/activist. His books are Industrial Oz: Ecopoems, noted by Bill McKibben as “rousing, needling, haunting,” Hawk on Wire: Ecopoems, available at Fomite Press (preferred) and Amazon.

Starbuck is a co-creative writing coordinator at San Diego Mesa College, was a Friends of William Stafford Scholar at the “Speak Truth to Power” Fellowship of Reconciliation Seabeck Conference, an Artsmith Fellow on Orcas Island, writer-in-residence at the Sitka Center for Art and Ecology, and 2016 PLAYA climate-change resident in poetry. His ecoblog, Trees, Fish, and Dreams, with audio poems, is at riverseek.blogspot.com.

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Scott Starbuck's ecoblog, Trees, Fish, and Dreams, with audio poems, is at http://riverseek.blogspot.com.
Scott Starbuck's ecoblog, Trees, Fish, and Dreams, with audio poems, is at http://riverseek.blogspot.com.

Thoughts at the End of Empire

  • It’s possible future generations will destroy
  • our art, literature, music, film,
  • and corporations, in bitterness
  • for allowing ecosystem collapse,
  • and mistrust for how many leaders
  • were distracted, apathetic, selfish,
  • ignorant, or insane with money and power.
  • It’s possible future generations will redefine
  • family, community, work, value, happiness,
  • life, dirt, success.
  • It’s possible education will change
  • from locking children in boxes
  • to getting them outside in tide pools,
  • rivers, creeks, deserts, mountains
  • and their community of remaining
  • mammals, birds, fish, amphibians,
  • invertebrates, reptiles, plants, trees.
  • It’s also possible, based on our collective
  • behavior, there won’t be future generations.

How We Stopped Corporate Psychopaths from Cooking Planet Earth

For Mary DeMocker 

Sponsored
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  • We planted trees everywhere at once.
  • Facebook posted only the words “Go outside.”
  • “Destroy Your Television Day” grew more popular 
  • than Xmas and the 4th of July.
  • Children of execs saw themselves as global citizens
  • and despite every temptation and distraction
  • disowned their wayward parents.
  • ExxonMobil became BlueOrbSolar.
  • Each country committed to saving 
  • one thing from extinction — them.
  • People wondered why it took so long.

2007 Logos

  • When I complain to the old man 
  • about rising gas prices,
  • he says “I want $10 a gallon.”
  • “Why?” is the obvious question.
  • “Because I love birds,” he says. 
  • At the time, I thought him insane
  • but now I think most everyone else is.

Scott T. Starbuck is a poet/activist. His books are Industrial Oz: Ecopoems, noted by Bill McKibben as “rousing, needling, haunting,” Hawk on Wire: Ecopoems, available at Fomite Press (preferred) and Amazon.

Starbuck is a co-creative writing coordinator at San Diego Mesa College, was a Friends of William Stafford Scholar at the “Speak Truth to Power” Fellowship of Reconciliation Seabeck Conference, an Artsmith Fellow on Orcas Island, writer-in-residence at the Sitka Center for Art and Ecology, and 2016 PLAYA climate-change resident in poetry. His ecoblog, Trees, Fish, and Dreams, with audio poems, is at riverseek.blogspot.com.

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