Saturday, September 6, 2014

Water is On the Black Market

Water Rustlers
by Rachel Hoyt

image by vectorolie via freedigitalphotos.net


The city's their range.
The drops are their gold.
The funnel of change
Is their stout stronghold.

They fight to hydrate
Their people, their land.
They know the flood gates
Are in white gloved hands.

Copyright © 2014 Rachel Hoyt. All rights reserved.


Water is now such a rare commodity
that the black market wants to bottle a sea.


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Saturday, August 30, 2014

Is Your Food Drought Tolerant?

Edible Advice
by Rachel Hoyt


Lettuce chop
our water use
eating crops
that don't abuse.

Orange you
a drop concerned?
Corn it be true
all chops are earned?

Olive Earth
is drenched with greed,
suckling since birth
where instinct leads.

Cheese, Louise,
we've chugged and chewed
all we could seize,
all sprouts and spews.


Beef or all
our fruits are dried,
sip a tall
glass of, "I tried."

Copyright © 2014 Rachel Hoyt. All rights reserved.


California's almonds have been getting some bad press.
Some make it sound like they're the cause of my state's water mess.
Yet, if most looked at all that they ate and gauged it's water use,


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Saturday, August 23, 2014

Lucid Dreamers Think Outside The Box

Think Rebound
by Rachel Hoyt

image by 2nix via freedigitalphotos.net


Lucidity uncorks my mind,
right when I want to unwind,
just as stresses cease to be,
and, for a moment, I float free.

Then my tormentors appear,
as blank faces or ones held dear,
surrounded by strange scenery,
things I feel but can't quite see.

Once awake, I know the gist,
my gears feel oiled, begin to twist,
form answers where light seemed expired,
to all except why I'm still tired.

Copyright © 2014 Rachel Hoyt. All rights reserved.


shows it's truly not as deep
and that it means that that brain can
 solve problems outside its span.


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