Science

(I read that a few years ago, bureaucrats at the EPA reduced the value of  human life for statistical purposes, so the “cost-benefit” formula is slightly less in our favor.  Then, the FDA spoke up, and said they were over-pricing the value of human life.  I found it all rather disturbing.)

 

 

The chilly indictments

as time

swings

wildly

by

with

nothing

to grasp

listening to rhetoric

the faint whispers like gypsy moths

eating at the night

distant as a photograph

they use science to depreciate my value

paring life down in a slow dissection

while we sit by

blameless and indifferent

to the fierce smiles

in the timid wind

until

we’re all awaken

by that startling snap of bone

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~ by Dark Landscapes on April 8, 2012.

2 Responses to “Science”

  1. i can sense what you are saying here. anything that pertains to governrment agencies usually has some kind of smokescreen going on.

  2. ah… so here are the political poems. ^_^ I think your ussage of the gypsy moth is a very clever one. No matter how much we say to others we feel differently… moths are a symbol of trouble, creepiness and make us aggitated and unsettled. Good peice. ^_^

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