“Cool” or warm?
or, are teens really serious about their concerns about fossil fuels/emission/pollution?
“Jumpers aren’t ‘cool’”;
but they’re warm
– fleece or wool,
and can help you turn
the stat a little lower,
or switch the electric blower,
off for a while.
“I’m gonna vote green,”
but can’t be seen
in an anorak or mack;
if I get wet because it rain,
Mum will switch the dryer on again –
she doesn’t worry if the bills
and far-off barren hills
sprout humming turbine-forest frills
(electric power-production ‘mills’)
or that they burn more fossil fuel
just to help our teens keep ‘cool’,
get dry, and warm, and they can claim
that industry take all the blame.
Let your shoulders bear the weight
of the dogma you relate
clothes aren’t just to decorate,
they can help us moderate