And what, pray tell, is the cost?
What demon lurks behind the scene
And what warmth behind the frost?
They say that oil's freely traded,
Commoditized and fungible.
And so it is with the complaints created
(Which are barely less fundable.)
Oil goes for fuel and plastic
Demand for which is inelastic,
But, while oil's also needed on the farm
Scarce fertilizer, I think, will cause no harm.
PETROLEUM, n. Literally, "stone oil," a by-product from decomposition of dead organisms, a resource less abundant than the discomposure of the living.