Sunday, February 11, 2018

nothing you can do

nothing you can do [1]
by hal pless

oil spills into gulf (nothing you can do)
bp owns the license, well (to it, to me, to you)

oil spews into gulf (watch it on tv)
nothing you can do (they own the rights to you and me)

oil flows into gulf (every, single day)
nothing you can do (as leaders sit and laugh and play)

·         the helplessness of watching the bp oil spill… is strikingly similar to being subjected to an impending train wreck (knowing that the conductor is drunk, inept and conflicted).

·         back in the kaboose, with no way to directly communicate to the train-corporation’s leadership, the choices are few: (1) ride-out the crash, (2) jump, or (3) blindly trust and pray.

·         but there are some things that we can do:

1.       we can take individual action (contact the local representative), and we can take the action collectively.  the best way to do this is through purchases, although it might take some research and hard choices.

2.       we can march/protest, but be aware that dissident leaders will be targeted by those in power.

3.       we can love hard, meaning: we can connect with those close to us, communicate gratitude, and enjoy each-other’s essence -- while we still can.


[1] martino, j. (2.11-1.18). nothing you can do.  book 80: pronoia. © 2018 by

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