Burnin’: Trees. So we can eat. Mountains. So we can energize ourselves, our way of life, and we want more.
Lootin’: From conference tables in board rooms. People’s wallets and pocket books less heavy, while bank accounts for a tiny few get fatter. Hands reach in, but we cannot see them, and steal tomorrow.
Burnin’: Dreams. Up in flames and into the atmosphere.
Lootin’: Benefits and rights of the worker sliding away, like melting snowpack.
Burnin’: Ideas. Dialogue lost to polarization, ignited by media that is driven by ratings and not seeking answers.
Lootin’: Making news out of nothing at all, and getting paid for it. Meanwhile, we lose our fourth estate.
Burnin’: Kids’ futures.
Lootin’: Income gap grows wider and wider.
Burnin’: Bombs. Bullets. Skin. Ripped. Seared. Evaporated.
Lootin’: Resources. Earth.
Flames rise up. People take without paying. A silent violence spreads across the land.