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Mudlark Flash No. 126 (2019)

Jon Fotch

The Pope

The pope recently said
On the topic of climate change
We should invest in alternative renewable energy
In an effort to assuage the suffering of the poor

This is very progressive thinking
But I have to beg your pardon Papa
How about you sell some of that golden furniture of yours

I’ll bet if you were to write a check
They’d take it
Wind turbines are ugly and kill the birds
I like birds more than people anyway
Rich or poor
Starving or not

Jon Fotch is a member of the Writers’ League of Texas and “dreams of a world where cowards are shamed, art is rewarded, and jobs are optional.” He writes short fiction and poetry. His work has appeared in Carbon Culture Review.

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