a poem by Jan Oskar Hansen

When farmers have to buy
seed from big agricultural
corporations and there are
only one type of rice, grain
and potatoes.

When all cows are brown
yielding the same amount
of low fat milk that goes
into making bland cheese
and pigs are slim.

When birds are absent and
butterflies in a glade are
a romantic dream told by
the old and wild animals
live in zoos.

When all know pests have
almost been eradicated
from crops, the “almost “
strikes leaving the world
defenseless and hungry.