Modest Proposal

by Gary Hardaway

I say we start killing each other
in the streets of Boston and LA
until we kill off enough of us
to stop the Holocene Extinction
where it is. It could be fun,
with the guns, explosives, Molotov
Cocktails and all, and beneficial
to the mammals, fishes, and mollusks
who never once depended upon coal
and fracked-out natural gas for survival.