6/11 Idaho Magazine Features - "The Demons of Boulder Lake" (non-fiction)

Daniel Claar - Idaho's Premier Backcountry Writer

Winner - Idaho Magazine Publisher's Choice Award 2010
"The Proper Filter"

Winner - Idaho Magazine Judge's Choice Award 2011
"Where the River Leads"

"Hot Spring Break "

"Stampede! "

"Seeing Things"
Winner - Idaho Magazine Second Place 2011

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Selling the Dream

Pay no attention
To the transparent overlords
Stealing bread
Straight off your table
While the opportunities
They purportedly create
From their wealth exemptions
Forever fail to materialize

Ignore the widening gap
Like some oceanic trench
Where the continents pull apart
Removing all power
From our collective grasp
And placing it in offshore accounts
Of American nobility

Turn a deaf eye
To the cries of our forests
Oceans and mountains
And with a blind heart
Continue to punish a landscape
Easily capable of sustaining
Excessive demands
As though our children
Were somehow her fault

Despise the messenger
For suggesting a better way
When you so desperately
Need to believe
The true minority
Is one day going to provide
The handshake and secret knock
To an exclusive club
That never actively recruits
A new member

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