Little Man

for George Monbiot

Little man

don’t waste your time with big questions

the world is ruled by giants

so powerful so different

to your kind

to you and your single celled

hermitage to honesty


Little man

it’s best to leave important questions

to them who possess the gods

within their divine right,

with their many-headed, mouthed

and stomached harvesters onward into space,

triumphant, yet mindless of

our planet’s sell by date


Little man

though you are beneath them

do not feel foolish scurrying

among the jungle stalks of human


you must make life and death decisions;

with hungry hearts and an instinct for love,

for your fellow man


Little man

if it’s change you want

best remember the marketing rules

of a new world democracy;

best make it attractive

to voters

to hold them in sway

where democracy is no more

than a majority vote

to outlaw free speech;

once done

cannot be undone.

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