The Chumash wheel spins round
fueled by pennies found
lying around on the ground.
It isn’t enough to expand
or purchase a helping hand
so it spins on vacant land.
The corporate wheel spins round
fueled by dollars that abound,
doing wheelies, tearing up the ground.
Their cash helps them over-expand,
say, “Oops!” and throw up their hands
when caught spoiling sacred lands.
The county’s wheel spins round,
greased by black gold found
above, on, or in the ground –
Controlling those who want to expand
while being controlled by the hands
that grease the wheels of the land.