Poems of the Week

Good News for the Climate

by Bruce Bennett

“By mixing compounds from garlic, citrus and other additives into a pellet that’s mixed with a cow’s regular diet, the start-up [called Mootral] has surprised scientists by significantly and consistently cutting the toxic output of animals like Peaches [the cow].”
—The New York Times

Let’s hear it for Mootral. They’re onto a way
to cut down on methane. There may come a day
when Peaches won’t belch, and the world will be free
from gas that is noxious. From cows. Not from me.