We won't be working on
reducing fossil fuel emissions by 2020,
funding is cut for science,
scientific information is being "disappeared",
global warming has been expunged
from public discussion,
even while we are standing
in water up to our knees
on the main street of town,
and polar bears are swimming
ten miles in search of ice.
But NASA has the trumpster's okay
to plan a mission to Mars,
for eleventy kazillion dollars,
because it would make him famous.
They can use all the money they cut
from assistance programs needed
by humans and other creatures
here on earth.
The news is bad.
It is so bad
hope begins to feel
a lot like denial.
The only upside of this latest folly
is maybe trump can be the first man sent
on the mission to Mars.
Then, it might be worth the money.
Sigh. For Susan's prompt at Midweek Motif: the news.