“Change is Coming!”

      by Lori Graham, UK

Reykjavik Art Museum 2019
progression photos
ice glaciers
1999, and now. 
Azure blue ice chunks, once massive,
now diminished, gone!
I stare at the photos in horror.
glaciers
melting
into
the 
sea.
 
“Take action!”
 
Politicians use climate change
as a platform,
a line in the 
parched sand, 
deny. 
deny. 
deny.
But how can you deny evidence? 
shrunken
vanished
forever!
 
“Every glacier lost
reflects our inaction.”
 
How did I not know 
glaciers were fading away like 
evening shadows?
(Sneaking away so 
slowly that you might not notice)
Soon it will be dark.
Why are we not 
screaming?
 
Young, serious teenager 
sails across
turbulent deep oceans
to share climate facts,
science that our leaders
ignore, to be
mocked
ridiculed
belittled!
 
“The eyes of all future
generations are upon you!”
 
I often wonder 
why the demise of earth, 
our only planet, which
graciously hosts us,
is up for debate as 
we watch it 
fall
break
crumble
burn
 
“Giving up can never be
an option!”

Quotes by Greta Thunberg and Olafur Eliasson from the Glacier Melt Series 1999-2019 

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