The Sins of the Fathers

A company that makes footwear
For the great out-of-doors,
Sixty years ago, dumped chemicals
From their tannery into the
River that runs through it
And today, the people who live
Along the river have to boil
Their water or use bottled water,
The plastic of which will end up
In land fills, remaining there
For hundreds of years
Or maybe till the end of time,
Which might come before
Hundreds of years at the rate
We are going.

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