Everybody talks about the environment.


Venomous machines and toxic schemes of

Industry gone mad spoiling everything,

Rushing into news like somebody accidentally hit fast-forward.

Our flora, fauna, feathered flight in danger of demise...

No one wants to sacrifice conveniences, elusive free time.

Maybe someone else will keep an eye out, while we sleep. Oh yes,

Everybody jaws about this precious environment

Now and then. Naturally.

Talk is cheap.

-Kate Potter
Summit Station, Pennsylvania

Kate Potter is a published poet who also led successful resistance to a proposal to import and incinerate contaminated soil in her rural Pennsylvania community.
  • Source: Thompson, J (1998)-Environmental Education for the 21st Century.