Some Oily Thoughts


The Oil Sheik

The Bedouin chief, with caravan of limo’s sleek,

enjoys the life of oil chic.

Lesser potentates may envy, but can’t afford’er

if they’re too low on the OPEC’ing order.

The Wishing (Oil) Well

No drilling here, not so much as looking there;

from oil’s greedy grime, the earth we must spare!

If only oil’s need we could wish away.

Beggars would ride, they used to say,

if wishes were horses.

If beggars could ride,

they’d probably prefer Porsches;

but think of the methane,

if wishes were horses.


Bill Kitchens 2017