Tom Stock

Poet, Essayist, Photographer, Naturalist

Category: Rants

Monster Jam Rant

Big-tired fat-ass trucks crushing other trucks …for fun! / kids with their dads \dads being dads / quality time with kids \ Out to get monster jam moments / These are not dump trucks/when airborn, they look like momentary clouds passing overhead \ These are not built to carry passengers \ These behemoths are big bouncing bumping extravagances wrecking ball hulks of muscle-bound bombastic monstrosities \ dinosaurs with internal combustion engines \ watching them become air born, to flip, to crush / it’s a rush, a thrill, an outright blow your mind experience \ oh baby dig this action / you might hear your kid say “ get me one daddy”

The No Manifesto

We trees have spoken. No,no,no. No.
We will stand together as a vibrant
community against our destruction.
No, we will not be replaced with 67,000
solar panels for electricity so more
people in more houses can use more. No to
the destruction of our soil, litter layer,
herb layer, shrub layer, and forest
canopy. We use sunshine our way. No to
chainsaws and woodchippers. No to the
slogun “clean energy”. We are clean
energy. We are sustainable. We are shade,
we are home to chipmunk, fox, owl. We are
oxygen. No to row upon row of panels. Yes
to energy conservation. Yes to lower
population densities. No. No no no no.we are
the cycles and food webs and food chains
that we are. No to wanton destruction of
habitat to provide useless outdoor safety
lights, no to Christmas lights, no to
electric silliness, stupid over consumption,
stupid waste, leave the forest as is. Solar
energy destroys forests. Put your panels
someplace else.

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