• Morgan Fagg

No Time for old men

Updated: Jan 3


Why is Man Of The Year a teenage girl?

Where were all of the men in 2019?


While the Amazon burned,

Trump wanted to water bomb Notre Dame


And rake California, as firemen died in the bush

Species facing extinction, bye-bye Koala bears

Extinction Rebellion marches and Fridays4Future,

are we all insane, watching a continent burn?


There are no heroes to be found,

in cabinets and on the ground.


Have they all died in ditches,

trying to get Brexit done?


Why was President Bolsonaro blaming

Leonardo Dicaprio for the Amazon fires,

while firing his own Brazilian scientists?


Have all the heroes died of Windmill Cancer?

Are they too busy rage tweeting on their toilet

and trying 15 times to flush all this shit down?


A little girl who thinks we are running out of time

became Time magazine’s Person of the Year.


She joins a long list of famous men

Adolf Hitler in 1938, Stalin in 1939,

George W Bush and Barrack Obama.


Why is there a young girl

on the cover of Time magazine?


I think I'll have to renew my subscription

and see behind this Rainforest smokescreen

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