Where did all the rice go?
Some say to China’s billion plus
Some say to India’s middle crust
Some say to hell in a ball of dust
Bring it back.
Bring back rice,
scented and sticky.
And may it be grown naturally, not scientifically.
raise it for the body, not biofuels.
Feed the human body before transportation tools.
Permit hearty humans to use their feet,
and starve no soul to fuel a caravan,
be it destined for China, India, or hell’s hinterland.