Reparations

By JeanMarie Olivieri, USA

Natural disasters are on the rise.
Some messes are unrepairable.
We the people demand to know:
Who can we sue for damages?

God was put on trial but
witnesses were unreliable
and the courthouse burned 
in a multi-state forest fire.

When the Devil took the stand
the evidence on him was sizable 
but his lawyer argued Free Will
and the judge declared a mistrial.

The prosecutor, seeking a scape goat,
cited fracking induced earthquakes 
and carbon emissions leading to climate change,
then charged humanity with crimes against itself.

Upon deliberation, the jury decided 
all our actions were justifiable
for our comfort and convenience.
Future generations can pay for cleanup.

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