Stewart Acuff

Sep 20

Long Nights

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

Our home?

God gave us wind and solar and hydro and


How long till we find the sanity we lost?

How long till sleep comes?

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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.

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