Photo by Robert Wright
The invisible motivator
I'm standing in front of fifty architects and engineers
I'm telling the way I want it to be
So we help sustain mankind and our modern lifestyle.
So we'll stop blowing up mountains to find coal.
So we'll prevent climate change progressing.
But it all started with air quality
Me discovering the giant tailpipes in the sky,
spewing coal ash in my air so we can feel cozy indoors.
My audience can't see my core motivation,
my lungs struggling against the bacterial cesspool destroying them from inside.
These lungs crave fresh air, a deep unrestricted breath, healing.
Something these lungs will never experience again.
But their malfunction is your gain, they push me to fight for cleaner air.
The hope our successors will read about our short-sighted lifestyles in history books.
This is my fantastical vision, and these crippled diseased lungs that you don't see,
are really what motivated me, to want to feel like part of the solution.