Poems of the Week

The Blame of the Game

by Steven Kent

“Fury after Exxon chief says public to blame for climate failures [:]
Darren Woods tells Fortune consumers not willing to pay for clean-energy transition…”

The Guardian

You cheapskates never understood:
Big Oil did everything we could.
You surely didn’t think, I trust,
We’d take a chance on going bust
By making one less dollar here—
No, that’s a far more pressing fear
Among the C-suite types like me
Than climate instability.

Consumers have to take the blame
Since Exxon is immune to shame;
You wouldn’t do your part, so now
The seas keep heating up (and how),
Destroying reefs and fish in schools—
How do you sleep, you greedy fools?