How We Stopped Corporate Psychopaths from Cooking Planet Earth

For Mary DeMocker

By Scott T. Starbuck

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 citizen
sand 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.


Scott T. Starbuck is a poet/activist and co-creative writing coordinator at San Diego Mesa College. His ecoblog, Trees, Fish, and Dreams, with audio poems, is at riverseek.blogspot.com. His books, Carbonfish BluesIndustrial Oz, and Hawk on Wire, are available at Fomite Press. Here’s his Yale Climate Connections interview.