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Catch Your Attention

You think we can’t live without oil?

 

My sign reads

Do

You think we can’t live with oil?

 

But when you read it

at first

all you see is:

You think we can’t live without oil?

 

The question is

supposed to

catch your attention.

 

But all you focus on

is that one teeny tiny word,

dwarfed by the others.

 

“Do” is the oil crisis that

caught your attention.

 

So easy to focus on,

such a purposeful little word.

 

Essential to the question:

What will you do?

 

But not essential

to the question on my sign.

 

The question

is the water crisis

which evades your mind.

 

The question

which you evade answering

is the question

which will haunt you

when you are thirsty

and your car is

quenched.

 

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