Monday, April 18, 2011

Prompt 17: a big picture poem

If only she'd create an Australia
sustainable, workable, inspiring!
Not this item by item catalogue
of things to do. We've all got already
huge lists - the garden, the bank.
the boss, the kids' education. It's
all we can do to wake up and think
of the bigger picture, the future
we've promised the kids, the way
our garden provides for it, the bank
that allows us a piece of land, the boss
who gives us reliable income to set it all up.
We need a wall screen TV from our leaders,
not this parsimonious 10" computer
without Microsoft Word and CD drive.

1 comment:

  1. Very true! LOL (and on the other hand, no laughing matter).