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 Blues, Industrial Oz, and Hawk on Wire, are available at Fomite Press. Here’s his Yale Climate Connections interview.