Posted by: Ron DuBour | August 29, 2014


Poesy plus Polemics

Rube Goldberg Machine Illustration from Rube Goldberg Machine
Illustration from

“Daily Prompt: Necessity is the Mother of Invention
by Krista on December 14, 2013
Imagine, in great detail, an invention that could help reverse pollution — describe for us how your invention works and how it will help save the planet.
Photographers, artists, poets: show us INVENTIVE.”

(I’ve never written for a prompt before, but this just sort of spilled out.)


my dandy green engine
just sputtered and coughed
till I gave it a kick and
it licked into stride with
a great cosmic thrum as
it sucked in the carbon
emissions that hung from
the atmosphere cleansing
the blue like an art
restoration recaptures the
painter’s own light but
the off-switch just wouldn’t
respond and it sucked
down the sky with a whoosh
and then gurgled while
pulling the sea from its beds
next the cities went clattering
into its maw…

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