the ups and downs of crude

Hello plastic spoon, you saved my life today!
-then I threw you away

many eons packed tight, deep under earth’s crust
we drilled a huge hole, sucked you right up

hey! algae bloom, why would you choose
to reconstitute as a disposable spoon?

caught forever in this shape you are
could have been diamonds, a kilowatt hour

a second eternity, I threw you away
a dank airless place, there you will stay