Poem in response to Affordable and Clean Energy
July 2018

Forgotten

By Caroline Sun

Click.

Before you can even blink,

the lights flicker

on, illuminating your room

with a brilliant

glow.

 

This

is what you, and millions

of others

across the continent,

have come to

expect.

 

Because

that’s how easy it is for us.

We flip a switch, turn a knob,

press a button; we

forget

about the others.

 

The ones

who can’t just turn on the AC

to escape

the merciless sun,

or grab a cold soda from the

fridge.

 

The ones

who have to fight for even their

freedom,

who don’t have a car, a

phone, or even

a toilet.

 

The ones

who don’t have the world at their

fingertips,

whose people are sick, hungry,

dying. All because we

forgot.

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