Politicians

by Roger Pulvers

They’re just a bunch of
scaremongers
Raising alarm wherever they can
And drinking their fill all the while
fern fronds and clouds
the world is that cold and dark
But before they know it
These fellows
Rot all on their own
Are washed away by the rains all on
their own
Leaving nothing but silent blue
ferns
Then some lucid geologist will
come along and record this
As the Carboniferous Age of man

Translated by Roger Pulvers