black gold

By blbest

I was drowning in my sleep,
awaking in oceans
of oil and salt,
coughing up clumps
of black deposits
that stained my teeth,
as the news reports
that lulled me to sleep
were still speaking
of underwater pollutants
and men in suits
with skewed truths
and pointed fingers,
wearing ties
around their necks as though
they were gold medals
awarded for "most full of shit,"
each collecting paychecks
from destructive drills,
counting every oil light lit
on your dashboard
as another successful transaction.

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black gold

Created: May 26, 2010

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