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SHORT TERM

Maybe the problem is
we spend too much of our time
looking down at our feet or anyway
maybe just a little
ahead not far enough look
where it gets us
generations saddled with debt super bugs
bad food bad air ozone
oil slicks into the seas beaches the Gulf
tarred and feathered running
out of time and down hill
will we disappear
like the fleeting ghost of a dream
a jar of ashes
tossed in the wind

  Gregg Weatherby