Updated: Jul 1, 2019
Trucks parked between the trees,
pedestrians walking in the middle of the road,
as a taxi driver juggles 3 mobile phones,
I have to ask, where are we going?
As a truck knocks against the little sapling,
hacks the bark but doesn’t break the trunk
The tree might yet survive,
unlike the mayor of Madrid,
who reduced the pollution,
centred in Madrid
That little tree that needs years to grow
ran over by a hit and run furniture truck
who even gives a fuck
to take a second look
As rainforests furnish our apartments
and a new mayor decorates his office.
Adiós Carmena, hola contaminación.
RIP Madrid Central
30th November 2018-June 2019
Photos from the protest: https://www.madrid-central.nohemingway.com