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Saturday, May 01, 2010


Poem by Charles Frederickson; Graphic by Saknarin Chinayote

In Terra Veritas Good Earth
Awash in claims of green
Building trust among ex-spurt skeptics
Mass serial killer smudged thumbprints

Droughts idiosyncratic floods annual events
Too little yet too much
Tides falling rising hours apart
Future oily struggle over water

Relief camps cholera dysentery hotbeds
Sewage pollution black plague epidemics
Swollen blue corpses overpowering stench
Snakes swim under springy coils

At least five isolated island
States risk ceasing to exist
Sea level quicksand devastating Maldives
Sinking Tuvalu Bangladeshi expectations displaced

Gradual accelerated warming will disastrously
Impact America ’s national park glaciers
Imminent meltdown Joshua trees imperiled
See you later Everglades alligators

Climate change fossil fuel driven
Arrogance and ignorance jeopardize thousands
Ignoring ecologically destructive stopgap measures
Living in overcrowded harm’s way

No Holds Bard Dr. Charles Frederickson & Saknarin Chinayote together comprise PoeArtry. Flutter Press has just published Charles’ new chapbook fanTHAIsies.