Wednesday, 13 September 2017

Conductors of the sun

First, the moon left   sunlight encroached on night

Second, the waves stopped   entire oceans at rest 

Third, the wind died   no rustling of leaves

Fourth, the stars were smogged out   the galaxy map erased

Fifth, the birds stopped chirping   winged creatures fell from the sky

Sixth, the people kept doing people things   as all other life forms withered away

And on the seventh day   the Mother cried

© Sarah Bigham

In a changing Arctic, a lone Coast Guard icebreaker maneuvers through ice and geopolitics

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