Collage#6 – Split Level

SplitLevel

 

More than a mile below ground level
a million-plus gallons of water,
sand and chemicals blast through shale rock.
At CEO/government levels
it sounds good: clean, low-cost, natural
gas; energy independence; jobs!
They say the playing field is level
and they promise to level with us.
But eminent domain rights usurp
private property. Noise levels, dust
and toxic fumes devastate our health.
Hydraulic fracking scars earth and sky
on countless levels, depleting and
degrading precious water supplies.
Goodbye gardens, wetlands, dragonflies.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s