ice caps (20170511)

what if a genie offered
you a wish
something it swears
it wouldn’t fuck up for you
even though you know all genies
{except for barbara eden}
hate mankind

what if it offered an end
to hungry and climate change
and all it meant was that
every single human being would
have enough food
but it would the blandest food ever

no going back and no supplementing
no more steaks
no more sundaes
no more s’mores
or apples
or peaches
or ice cream
or butter and cheese

just gray, tasteless crackers
that practically dissolved
on your tongue
too fast to get a sense
of whether they taste bad
or in fact never tasted at all

fat third world children
no sustenance farmers
not one single animal getting the axe
to feed a human being
ever again

all you have to do is say yes
the little gray communion wafer
the genie is offering you

you get to decide
the genie says
no tricks
no twisty loopholes
no soylent green
waiting in the wings

a reformed genie
as affable as robin williams
and eager to save the human race
from starvation
and melting ice caps

16 thoughts on “ice caps (20170511)

  1. Well, in fact it is not quite necessary as that – world hunger and global warming are both caused by animal farming, because they have to feed so much plant food to animals in order to get just a tiny bit of meat, and therefore they are being wasteful. If they used all the land to grow fruits and vegetables for humans, there would be plenty of food for everyone in the world. And the fruit trees and plants would work toward the mending of the climate! Magic!

      1. Does the genie have anything against vegetables and fruit, or is it a misanthropic genie that just wants to make us suffer? Think I’ll ask for a second genie opinion.

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