Green Politics

It’s no wonder
Uncle Sam’s America
sabotages every climate change treaty
that comes along

Oil is traded globally
in Old Uncle’s Benjamins
and the demand for his petrodollars
is what keeps him in business

The Iraqis and Libyans
can tell you what he does
when someone makes noises
about trading in something else

The day the world converts
to green and renewable energy
is the day Big Sam loses his status
as bully of the nations.

Jon Taylor lives in Nashville, TN. He can be reached at Read other articles by Jon.