Wednesday, November 09, 2022

Socialist Sonnet No. 85



Climate in crisis, temperatures soaring,

Hurricanes vying with droughts to be worse

And humanity’s primary curse,

As sea levels rise. It’s worth restoring

Equilibrium surely? And yet,

Perhaps the problem is just too intense:

The only response, another conference

For politicians to attend by jet.

Banquets are arranged, discussions begun,

Though radical measures are rejected

If it seems profits might be affected,

Even though all say something must be done.

A strong resolution, they’re all for it,

Until they fly home and then ignore it.


D. A.

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