By Kathleen Hart
The president scrubbed climate change
from the pages of whitehouse. gov, but
the crack in the Antarctic ice shelf
had the gall to grow by 6 more miles
on the same day.
I have declared global warming to be
a Chinese plot, the president proclaimed, but
the silly scientists disobeyed, and announced
2016 to be the hottest year on record 2 days
after the inauguration.
A senior aide appears to soothe us,
explaining that there are alternative
facts, but the weather won’t cooperate ,
the snow in California, where all trends
start, having the insolence to warm
to rain, and rain, the bastard, promising
nothing but flood, flood, flood.
Kathleen Hart's collection A Cut -and-Paste Country is the recipient of the inaugural Jacopone da Todi
Poetry Prize. Poems have appeared or will appear in A Quiet Courage and Glass: a Journal of Poetry.
Hart is a former college instructor and high school teacher who currently resides in Texas.