That kill us truly good for
Copyright by Minh Tan on listed dated of completion.
Notes to this poem…
The Rejected Poems comprise of poems composed for poetry competitions, alone or as parts of collections, which I rejected for whatever reasons, and which I didn’t foresee being used for future competitions. Their publication on this blog ensures that since competition entries cannot have been published elsewhere, including online.
This was my haikued version of some thoughts in a meme I saw online about putting our environmental impact in perspective in a warped kind of way, in comparison to the environmental impact of things that kill us. The poem was intended for a collection of haiku to make the reader wonder from the questions asked, but from which I rejected this poem because I knew I could do better with not only original content, but deeper questions. In this case, my deeper question was an open question, not a yes / no / maybe sort of multiple choice as this was.