Written by Stewart Acuff
Could it be the elections?
Missing the kids?
Makin’ a living writing and speaking?
Alarm goes off at 3 am goin’ to Philly
To help introduce some truth about
Fracking – blowing up the earth and
Poisoning our water and for even more
Carbon based fuel – a worldwide addiction –
If ever there was one.
Sleep just won’t come.
But dammit, why are we determined to kill
God gave us wind and solar and hydro and
How long till we find the sanity we lost?
How long till sleep comes?
© Creative Commons Copyright 2012
Stewart Acuff is America’s best-known and foremost labor organizer. He is the former organizing Director of the AFL-CIO. Acuff has also written two books: Playing Bigger Than You Are: A Life in Organizing, and Getting America Back to Work, coauthored by Dr. Richard Levins.Tags: acuff, poem, poems, poetry, prose, stewart acuff