Poems of the Week

Gold in Brown

by Steven Kent

“‘Brown gold’: the great American manure rush begins…
The energy industry is transforming mounds of manure into a lucrative ‘carbon negative fuel’
capable of powering everything from municipal buses to cargo trucks.”

The Guardian

Our options, ever fewer,
Remunerate the doer—
The energy pursuer
Is now a dung accruer.
No truth was ever truer:
The future is manure.