They Try to Emulate the Clouds

Forests on cragged mountainside,
cloudlets and clouds above,
rivulets and rivers below,
banks of trees and behind their sprawl:
cars and factories like smoke machines
trying to emulate the clouds.

They try to emulate the clouds but with such poor craftsmanship.

Clouds bubble, storm boils and
a jilting of the earth with thunder
as boil becomes overflow and with it
rust. It brings rust.