I won’t be drinking tea

A Poem by smzang (Sarah M. Zang)

First year English
and already they can say forgive.

They have forgiven
but can we? The travesty
of spraying agent orange
to further peace;
translate that please.

It’s Sunday
and the sun is shining here,
I’d drink my tea in peace,
trace the steam rising
towards the ceiling fan,

and Dow chemical all around me.
I shiver at my ignorance.
They make our luxuries
and with the other hand

they poison the planet. I
will do without them.
It’s about more than forgiving;
it’s making sure
it can never happen again.

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