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Saturday, June 13, 2009


by Christopher Dollard

When hot days get hotter,
and blizzards throw more snow,
and deserts grow.

When banks go bankrupt
and all the top floor bankers
jump from their downtown skyscrapers
with golden parachutes.

When exurb neighborhoods expand
miles down our highways
packed with cars like sardine tins.

When we are being born
twice as fast as we are dying.

Christopher Dollard was born in 1986 and raised in Montville, Connecticut, and South Kingstown, Rhode Island. He is currently a student at Rhode Island College and lives in Providence, RI. His work has appeared in The North Central Review.