Blood and Oil


Tom Greening – TRANSCEND Media Service

The war is over, and I’m told
we good guys won,
so God must love us,
and maybe that is why
he made so much sand—
to soak up all the blood
so we wouldn’t leave a mess.

I’m trying to figure out
how much the war cost
and how many gallons
of blood were spilled,
and how much per gallon that comes to.

Probably a lot, and blood
doesn’t even burn.

I never studied geology, so have to ask:
If we pump enough blood into the sand,
does it come back up as oil?

Tom Greening: “I engage in five professional activities:
Faculty Member at Saybrook University
Private Practice of Psychotherapy
Clinical Professor of Psychology, UCLA
International Editor of the Journal of Humanistic Psychology
Writing (Poetry).”


This article originally appeared on Transcend Media Service (TMS) on 27 May 2013.

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