—apologies to Percy Bysshe Shelley, and “Ozymandias”

I met a traveler from southwestern lands
Who said, “There is a video upon
YouTube.  An administrator, offhand,
Informs his underlings that every one
Of them in South Central, ‘neath his command
Must bend their ev’ry energy to try
To restrict the actions of companies
Which regulations let them crucify;
He gives those under him this knowing leer;
‘My name is Al Armendariz, Ph.D!
Look on our acts, businessmen, and despair!’
But he did not remain.  He’s gone away
And from his career’s wreck, we are aware
Natural gas and tar sands wait to pay.”