New Neighbors?
(Refugees from the KXL desert)

Think how greedy for money, for power or for infamy
One must be to approve or to build the KXL pipeline.
Any kind of a spill could contaminate huge aquifers
That millions depend on. It would be assinine.

Desertification would promptly ensue.
What part of the country could those millions move to?
Would you want Arizona's sheriff to end up living next door?
Or Texan extremists that we liberals abhor?

Displaced Oklahomans? Or even the Bachmans,
"Converting" the gays or at least trying to?

Deniers of climate change who are being proved wrong?
How compatible will they be with your kids and you?

Evangelical Mormons requiring more churches,
With more in-laws than you or I've ever seen?
Ag-gag meat factories where they ban photos of their animal cruelty,
But do nothing to keep them from smelling worse than a latrine

Thousand of miles distant they seem relatively harmless.
Located close by? Not necessarily so.
Infiltrating with a radically different culture?
Fine for a short visit? But much longer? Oh no!

Bob Carlson

To 'Anti-Whistleblower Bills Hide
     Factory-Farming Abuses from the Public

To 'EPA criticism of State Department’s KXL review focuses on risks'
To 'desertification in the united states'
To 'That's a light coming in through a crack in the KXL pipeline'
To 'House supporters of KXL received $56m from fossil fuel industry '
To 'Exposed: Canadian Oil and Gas Workers, Many Unions,
     Now Oppose Keystone XL Pipeline'

To 'State Department Inspector General Investigating
     Keystone XL Contractor ERM’s Conflicts of Interest'

To 'Minnesota Poets Slams Michele Bachmann
     For Husband’s Gay ‘Conversion Therapy’ Clinic'

To 'More Care of & Cruelty to Animals in Rhymed Verse'
To 'More Big Oil Mafia in Rhymed Verse'
To 'More More Corporate Greed in Rhymed Verse'
To 'More Laughing At Texas in Rhymed Verse'