It takes a lump of coal
300 million years
in preparation,
to heat, after
filthy extraction,
a small room,
a few hours.

we harvest
this year,
at a rate which
exceeds last,
our whole
gig fails.

we suffer stiff
inflation, slide
into recession,
pray to Machiavelli
not another great

the math is simple.

we require an
expanding rape
of mountainside,
a robust forecast
of deforestation,
an aggressive,
market friendly
frenzy of beautiful
economic growth.

otherwise how
we survive 
on this earth?