Making Sense

Buying stocks on margin
or distilling oil from tar sands

must make sense
when you are doing it,

like building golf courses in the desert
and mining ground water to keep them green.

The places in Ethiopia
where some of our earliest ancestors lived
are now an uninhabitable moonscape.

No one knows for sure why.
But whatever it was
I bet it made sense at the time.

–Burl Whitman

2 responses to “Making Sense

  1. Poetic logic – an oxymoron perhaps but well written. Enjoyed this reflective piece, thank you.


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