Do they think we are stupid
not to see
through what they
are trying to do

there are ways
of seeing
and there are
ways of not

out Philippi-way
the question is asked
(by the Philippi
Horticultural Area (PHA)

Do they think
we are stupid
we who are not schooled
in the ways not educated
in the ways of the higher-ups

the higher-ups
come visiting
enabling themselves
to tick off official boxes

(we was there
we did leave
our carbon footprint
and a calling-card
after the cold fact)

the PHA is regarded
as the bread-basket
of the city-beloved
producing 200,000 tons
of vegetables a year

(though beer is more
popular that vegetables)

Do they think
we are stupid
putting profit