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Friday, January 16, 2015


by Charles Frederickson & Saknarin Chinayote

Unprecedented Level of Human Harm to Sea Life Is Forecast --NY Times headline, January 15, 2015

Snow globe shaken up fallout
Flipped upside-down nothing ending up
Where it once was used
To be magic seeping out

Something’s wrong with fickle eco-system
Warming glaciers receding ice caps
Melting coral dying soil eroding
Rainforests decimated endangered species threatened

Drowning global eke-onomy barely staying
Afloat deflated balloon passing gas
Tidal wave capsizing equitable flow
Forecast lacking insight planning foresight

Humanure sustains itself by transforming
Pure nature into rotting garbage
Trash will endure fueling creativity
Worthless refuse consumed outgrown rejected

There’s peaceful glisten in quiet
No crystals alike filling void
More seen less known existence
Trapped sky dome deep-blue sea

Clear diorama transparent dreamy sphere
Uncertain flight free-falling languid wipeout
Own self-revelatory journey unleashed within
Vanishing keepsake memories preserved forever

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