Life in a Time of Scientific Thought

I stand your slave, your serf, your servant, Only lifting my head when you speak to me, How in this climate change walloped earth, You can search for the origin of providence, And the chisel-work of evolution, How abiogenesis made the primordial cell, What evolution took to a different level, A different stage. How in…

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Planet Earth – a Glimpse in 2018

  I see extinction, through The orange-patched wings of monarch butterflies, And yet, the cunning chameleon reminds me How to be one with the ambient horizon, While the giant panda, happily spends Its time on a bamboo thicket, no longer endangered. As wild horses – The Dzungarian type – March on, in the Manchurian wilderness…

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2018 – Life On Earth

The long whine of cyclones, in your nasal voice, As you wait for climate change, To come with force, using borrowed names Like El nino and La nina. And you’re just a stooge of the weather, Dancing when the sun lifts and cloud cover is scanty, While you gather your palms together, When the early…

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Climate Change

Have you seen pale white skin Turn gold like a thanksgiving turkey Tan-happy, the hazel eyed woman, Sits on a sun chair, looking out To a stationary sun and the Yucca trees. The coal ministries are back Singing halleluiah, the dust bowl Is buzzing with mossies that are as plastic As the cacti in Utah,…

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Guilt

(The Following Image was sketched by my wife. Credits and copyright belongs to Michelle-Alexander Gunawardana) Have you heard of the repercussions Of Climate Change? They say there were Blue Whales Stranded on clear white sands and pubescent children Bathing their mammoth bodies with buckets of water. And there was nothing to salvage. It was a…

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Kyoto Protocol

We are like mother and child Nature and man. Fed the nutrients of mother earth We are nourished in food and oxygen And yet we burn lungs and fossil fuel To heat our turquoise sphere Climate change engulfs man Into the throat of a dark ominous reality And Kyoto is our warrior, the Samurai That…

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Saving Santa from Climate Change

Smoking weed is no crime. Smoking coal is though. When a strapping chimney breaks The arctic and Santa Clause with it. And deep in the arctic, there is a fawn With a red nose that will never see a sleigh. When fields of terrestrial lichens Cease to be, and so will the food chains That…

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