Tuesday, 14 February 2012

A Farm

A farm is the Earth
attached to an iron lung -
the industrial ones, anyway.

Agribusiness has it wrong
if it thinks this holds sway
in the proper scheme of things.

A co-operative venture, they say,
with independent shops, giving wings
to newer ways of living.

But things scroll, they don't cling;
it'd be a sincere misgiving 
to assume there's not a better way.

So come, live in realm of day.
Night is cold, the sun tires not of giving.
The Earth must breathe:
farms aren't natural - wouldn't you say?

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