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Wednesday, March 26, 2014


by Gary Bowers

Massive Nor’easter bigger than Hurricane Sandy expected to bring winds, snow, cold blast to Northeast for late March. Posted on March 25, 2014 by Anthony Watts on Watts Up With That?

We do warm.
Some soon day, when cataclysm is a daily thing,
The managers-by-crisis of our orbiting home
Might scatter squares of molecular-malleable metal
In a greatcoat for the Earth
Above the atmosphere.

We may cool.
Since weather is, in an interrelationship this size,
Irreducible to a set of equations,
There are bound to be consequences
No software simulation nor flight of fancy
May anticipate.

We may learn,
In the greatcoat shadow,
New transient joy
Of occluded sun and eclipted moon
Before the next
And final crisis.

Gary Bowers is a northern-Arizona poet whose specialties are acrostic, illustrated verse and the sonnet form. He is the author of Lives of the Eminent Poets of Greater Phoenix: Volume I. He lives happily with his collagist girlfriend Denise and their cat Cookie in Cottonwood, Arizona.