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April 17, 2012 - 9:43 pm

If you thought the nonsense with the GSA was insane, now we have upper level EPA executives writing haiku.

Over at EPA’s blog, they’re promoting “Six Words for the Planet.”

By Jessica Orquina

Have you heard of six-word essays or flash fiction? It’s a unique genre of writing that focuses on sharing a meaningful story or idea in just six words. The idea of very short stories began before the digital age, but has begun to thrive recently as people share their stories via social networks. Six-word essays recently came to my attention and I thought it would a great way to celebrate the environment.

Today at EPA, we are launching the Six Words for the Planet project in partnership withSMITH Magazine. To start off I wanted to share a few six-word essays written by my coworkers and me here at EPA.

Here are my Six Words for the Planet:

Many nations. One planet. Our home.

Here are six-word essays about the environment written by my fellow EPA employees:

Healthier families, cleaner communities, stronger America.
Lisa P Jackson, EPA Administrator

Breathe; A moment in nature. Breathe!
Danny

Our only. Our one. Home planet.
Jeanethe

(Yes, yes I know, not really Haiku, but it’s close enough for government work.)

So while the EPA is busily ramming business killing regulation after business killing regulation down our throat the director is spending her time writing poetry.

You know the level of navel gazing here is not only somehow apropos, but probably a better use of their time than doing their jobs.

Oh, my six words:

EPA nitwits, contemplate navel, Rome burns

From my friend Kate, says it sums them up rather nicely:

Screw the USA, I’ve got mine.

Patrick Richardson has been a journalist for almost 15 years and an inveterate geek all his life. He blogs regularly at www.otherwheregazette.com, which aims to be like another SF magazine, just not so serious.
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