Mama’s Day

08 May
i'm talking to yooz
me family members
we not close-knit
grok dat

but i don't give a flying
family nearby
and sprolling out
siblings and cuzins

you too, little ricky
and the baby of the family
daddy's darlin, jane

i'm up in
yoo allz face
the innervention embarrastive
today is mama's day
but the family dissing her
spitting lugis all over her

choking her oceans
with billions of plastic bags
tying the tongues of dolphin
orcas seaturtles manatee and whales
choked to death
dousing the weedkilla roundup glyphosate
into the rivers and waterways filtering
the land and all the green growing things
sold at supermarkets and fed to all mama's
furry babies worldwide

even stripping mama buttock naked
cutting down her trees and smothering her
with gouging asphalt and cement ironmaidens

gassing ma by the motor
cars, trucks, trains, airplanes
and stacks coughing sooty fossil
fuel-emissions into her green lungs
heating her glacial poles
with cachexia and erasing
many of her lifeforms to extinction

and tampering with the matrix genetics-
don't you even noodle that mom-nature
can't nuclear
without hell to pay?

take stock now
she da only ma yooz got

3.3 10/10
© Brian Peter Hodgkinson    

Posted by on May 8, 2022 in Poetry


5 responses to “Mama’s Day

  1. d.a.simpsonwriter

    May 9, 2022 at 11:06 am

    Sublime poetry


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