propel yourself forward—
as in airplane force
or Air Force or forceps
forcing a baby to be born
When the world burns, we will be like the women
of Pompeii who left their bread loaves to bake—
our laundry mid-cycle, newspapers turned
to the op-eds, windows open to catch a breeze.
Jessica Corbett: Global Green New Deal Supporters Urge World Leaders to Learn From Coronavirus to Tackle Climate Crisis
This is a moment when we can implement measures to help boost the economy, create jobs, and build climate resilience.
can you tell me the colors
sweeping the sky this evening,
can you tell me exactly the volcanic-ash
effects, the drought and dust effects,
the shift of light along the spectrum
From the rise of organizations like Zero Hour to Greta Thunberg’s Fridays For Future, the youth climate movement is only just getting started.
Allowing the seas to recover from the outrageous assaults of commercial fishing can help heal our own wounded lives.
I count our strength,
Two and a child,
Those of us not asleep subdued to mark
How the cold creeps as the fire dies at length…
Vast numbers of climate scientists are now grieving for the planet and humanity’s future, with some even describing their symptoms as a climate-change version of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD.