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Friday, 1 March 2019

The Frog in Me

CNN compared me to a frog today
a frog in the hot water of climate change
becoming the new normal
makes me less motivated
to talk to take steps
to shift the trends of climate 

My memory so limited 
so short compared to climate change time
my expectations and biases
make me a poor judge of temperature change they say
because like the boiling frog
I don't feel the difference
too late is coming now

I must do as others are starting
grow my awareness and concern
look for climate change in my own community
remember and do
today tomorrow and the next day on

© Kimberly Burnham

Humans are frogs in hot water of climate change, research says

Kimberly is a brain health expert and poet. Kimberly's 2019 project is world peace / inner peace with her recently published book, Awakenings: Peace Dictionary, Language and the Mind, a Daily Brain Health Program.


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