From “The De-Greening of America Book Two” by Michael Ceraolo

And the failure of imagination was complete
And that failure was universally applauded
by those who worship the god of property values

And so a quarter of a million houses
were demolished rather than renovated every year,

even though only a fraction deserved such a fate,
even though there continued to be homeless people
And thus was created tons of debris
that filled up dumps and landfills
instead of being recycled and reused,
and thus trees were cut down needlessly
and people continued to be homeless


Michael Ceraolo is is a 56-year-old retired firefighter/paramedic and active poet who has had one full-length book (Euclid Creek, from Deep Cleveland Press) published, and has a second full-length book (Euclid Creek Book Two, from unbound content press) forthcoming.

2 thoughts on “From “The De-Greening of America Book Two” by Michael Ceraolo

  1. DIck Reynolds says:

    Beautiful work, Michael.

  2. Lynne Cullen says:

    Very compassionate thoughts..what a waste……..great read!

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