Poems of the Week

Off With Our Heads!

by David Hedges

At last, we learn, it’s come to pass
That mankind’s handiwork outweighs,
In terms of tons, the biomass—

Our stuff beats nature’s nowadays.
Should we salute this awesome feat
And heap mankind with fulsome praise,

Applaud with Instagram and tweet,
The slipshod inhumanity
Of our supremely smug conceit?

Mais oui! Ingrained inanity
Propels us through the looking glass
Toward unsurpassed insanity!