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Climate Change, What a Drain

Maury King · Kihei

May 17, 2012
The Maui Weekly

I haven't felt poetic

It's really quite pathetic

Khei's warm and sunny weather

Makes it easy to forget, y'all

The world's got bigger problems

Than which beach I should lay on

And if my nap's too long, it's clear

The water may rise above my ears

But it's hard to make a difference

When there is such resistance

And I'm just talkin' locally here

Maui isles where I live, dear

I feel just like a sheep being sheared

Our county makes decisions so weird

Did I say sheared?

Cuz I meant fleeced

It's like our elected officials

Are the do-the-wrong-thing police

And they continue to make sure

A&B and MLP are the letters that rule

Over common sense and our

environmental jewels

So we continue to improve our


With an outlet mall and high school

in Khei

And I've-thousand houses,

more or less-we'll see

Cuz developers bring the county

to their knees, usually

Here's something I'm ashamed to say

Since being angry ain't the best way

But when your Hummers runnin'

While your spouse is inside shoppin'

I want to get a can of spray enamel

And put "ainokea" on your quarter


And as long as I'm on the subject

What part of "Slower Traffic Keep

Right" don't ya get?

But as you may have noticed

My anger caused me to digress

From these problems so hard to digest

In fact, we could use an intervention

From this climatological reinvention

By the conservatives from another


Who haven't yet felt the warming


Or let into their pea brains with

low retention

The science governing our new


So they'll continue catering to big oil

Which, harder to get at, causes huge


Carbon and methane totally uncoiled

An atmosphere that's baked and boiled

It just makes me so fracking mad

To see how easily Americans can

be had

What's wrong with big-time


The rest of the world finds them usable

Charmaine had two conferences to say

That Maui surely would lead the way

The world would beat a path to see

our examples

Cuz we have it all here-sun,

wind and geothermal

But I've not been in a state of grace

Thinking that we've got egg

on our face

Cuz as the rest of the world walks it

We just continue to talk it

So this is as good a place as not to end

Peace and switch off a light, my friends



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