Chatter, Speech, Screams

By Tom Burgess, UK

 Anthropocene we know you will not pause
 Gears grind gung-ho, macho ideas win 
 for now, drowning rains we debate the cause
 We callous conquerors turn from dark skin
 Elemental fury has me shaking 
 Land ice is sweating to kill in cold blood
 The seas surge god like, human hearts aching  
 Flood after flood after flood after flood
 The angry planet holds some special good
 You can hear it at the mouth of a brook
 Each tree has a tongue speaking for the wood
 The loose jaw of nature an endless book
 We have to realign, do something and weep
 Change is here, we are all called to leap 

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