To me, the black cloud is made of greed, oil, and shortsightedness.
I’ll go along with that.

why not a poet in chief?
That would be the poet laureate, no? Currently appointed by the Librarian of Congress, which seems an O.K. arrangement. I’d be totally into changing the title, though. At any rate, I did include a quote from the current U.S. poet laureate.

Couldn’t resist the Naomi Shihab Nye quote
Thanks for not naming the quote, though I don’t think you’re the first to vote for it knowing the author. The authorship of couple of the others is probably pretty obvious, too.