Do oil chiefs have grandchildren?

By Nicholas Hooper

Do oil chiefs have grandchildren? You really wonder, no?
Do they have imagination of where our future world will go?
Do petrochemical companies have their own kids in mind
when they search the seas destructively some more crude oil to find?

Do people seeking, digging, mining, coal and oil and gas
have any sense of what they’re doing? We’d have to say, alas
their blind eyes turned away from it, their numb hands feeling none
of the total threat they bring to us, our downward slide begun.

So listen up you merry rich men trying to keep oil going,
the way you’re fuelling future cars and lorries without knowing
we have a climate breakdown now, there’s no point in denying
that if we don’t stop very soon your grandchildren will be dying.



About Dawnings:
“Every morning at around 5am I get up and go down to my studio. After a short meditation I write down whatever is in my head, giving myself fifteen minutes to do so. Then moving over to the piano (or a more portable instrument like my Ukulele when I'm away), I improvise and record a piece of music inspired by whatever words I just wrote. It is a great way of keeping both my writing and my composing going and I call these small creations Dawnings. They are mostly unedited, like sketches, so that they keep that fresh feeling of an early morning discovery.”

— Nick Hooper