Apocalypse

Weired the river’s low (1)
it’s flow our hunger (2)
wind blown,owned; (3)
the soil is scorched (4)
from carbon torched. (5)

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The Four Horsemen Of The Apocalypse, Death, Famine, Pestilence And War by Albrecht Durer

  1. A weir is used to dam the water that still trickle over graveled ground.
  2. The fields now yield only fifty percent of what they did before the drought.
  3. We had to sell and lease our land to pay for genetically modified seeds.
  4. The average temperature in July is 5 degrees higher now than ever before.
  5. Scientist agree that the climate change is caused by burning fossil fuel.

Kerry wants us to play with annotations at toads. My idea is two parts with a simple poem, and footnotes for every line.

March 31, 2017

6 responses to “Apocalypse

  1. Your theme is one to make us all cringe in fear of planet’s destruction. I like the way you have incorporated the ‘O’ sound, which sets a note of mourning. For me, the footnotes provide the final nails in the coffin, so to speak, the bald facts one cannot escape.

  2. Loved the poem’s flow. Such a great use of footnotes – the explanations having such impact. An image of a sad and frightening future?

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