Poems of the Week

OK, Boomers

by Steve Bremner

“Farmers across New Zealand took to the streets on their tractors…
to protest government plans to tax cow burps and other greenhouse gas emissions …
Because farming is so big in New Zealand—there are 10 million beef and dairy cattle and 26 million sheep,
compared to just 5 million people—about half of all greenhouse gas emissions come from farms.”
Associated Press

Classily, gassily,
Kiwis are taxing their
Cows and their sheep—will this
Just be the start?

What’s next for herbivore
Will they tax vegans on
Each little fart?