They talk about saving the environment
while purchasing things they don't need.
Describing themselves as earth-huggers
they make only token efforts
to consume less ravenously.
Who are these hypocrites
scampering about like centipedes?
They're ordinary people
afraid to stand up for their beliefs
& typical consumers
worried about job security.
They're the skeletons of common folks
fearful of uncertainties
And yes – in many ways
I 'm one of them:
how painful that is to concede!