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Apr 2016
The thorn pierced glove made in China bleeds
with no remorse.

The pruning shears made in China crush
the rose's stem.

Bend back and forth until it breaks.
Place the castrated flower in a vase so all can watch

its slow decay.
FYI - This one's about China's attempts to compete economically with capitalism at the great cost to its own environment and populace. Being latecomers to intense industrial growth they are experiencing an accelerated ravaging of their natural resources while the US and Europe's awakening to the dangers of rapid industrial growth occurred after a longer period of time due to the natural rate of innovation and were able to develop such government agencies like the EPA.
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