by Anne Layton-Bennett, Australia

I wonder how many journal entries
written in myriad languages
feature concern about the climate
and what it means for our future.

Do writers secretly scribble their
fears of what lies ahead?
Or do some continue to gloss over
the brutal reality
of inaction?

Because the Arctic is melting
and our lungs are on fire,
yet humanity continues to fiddle,
or wage war
oblivious to the igneous forces
that will change our world

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