shadows in the doorway…

the oceans
are rising
some would say
it’s due
to
global warming
while others
would
quickly surmise
it’s
the sands
we’ve
stolen from the sea
to build
our
castles
in the sky
that have brought
about
our
future demise
but
if you would but look
into
the eyes of children
the real cause
would be
quite apparent
their
tears
for
what we have done

global warming…

global warming

hate
ice pack
of ignorance
melting
with
heated political rhetoric
new
nationalistic agendas
recalling
third reich scapegoating
innocent blood
rising
flooding
earth’s
remaining
refugee islands
of hope

a guided tour…

welcome
to the earth
memorial museum
please remember
no flash photography
or
touching is permitted
further
try not to gasp
at some of the sights
you’ll see
our scientists
have determined
it has
a
negative
effect on living matter
let’s go inside
and
take a look
at earth’s
anti-civilization period
in this section
you will see items
that required
fossil fuels
as a source
of energy
for their use
resulting
in the total decimation
of the atmosphere
a somewhat
pathetic period
but
evolution
always
has it’s down sides
within this display
is a tree
although
now growing
in a protective dome
they were
once
a dominant feature
of earth
this
is the last
of its species
it’s called
a polar bear
unfortunately
our breeding program
has failed
and
cloning
has not
produced similar creatures
but
don’t worry
it will be
stuffed
and
on display
for your children
now
of all
the items
in the museum
this is
the most
unusual
please
remember
what
i said
about gasping
as we
view
the video
in the amphitheater
called
humans

polar opposite reality…

no need
to leave
the comfort
of your home
to watch
the polar ice cap
cascade into the sea
we’ve installed
webcams
and
to make
it
even more
interesting
we’ve placed them
on
polar bears
which
as you know
will be swimming
for their lives
as the ice melts
this should produce
a high level
of drama
necessary
for
the ratings war
and
add
a bit of
that
christian and lions flavor
to their demise
so settle back
in your cush chair
pour a glass of wine
or
beer if you choose
and
watch
oh
remember to lift
your feet
as we
are expecting
rather high tides
in
kansas

storm warning…

there is
a gathering storm
over all humanity
with winds
as cold
as death
but
when the rains
do not
come
the fields
will become ash …like
kisses blown from open graves
from those
who dared to warn
when the rains
do not
come
people
will call out to god
in voices not heard in years
prayers
for forgiveness
when the rains
do not
come
warriors
will march with swords drawn
into lands with liquid life
to steal
another’s breath
when the rains
do not
come
water
will be free traded
for the lives of young children
no price
too high to pay
when
the rains
do not
come