Scorched Earth Clock

Hey Sleepwalkers
COP28 furnace goers!
Fossil fuel HEAT
Discombobulator,
Wreck’d Mother’s clock,
Seasonal untimedness,
Plants rousing
Four times faster,
Insect pollinators sleeping in.

Sixty per cent
Fifteen hundred insects,
European kinds,
Climate-mismatch’d blooms,
Healthy ecosystems
Bountiful food production,
Unravelling,
Seven hundred fifty million
At stake European lives.

Wholesome breakfast:
Berries
Almonds
Tea,
Coffee?
Courtesy insect services,
AWOL.
Stinkin’ flush Big Oil,
Breakfast thieves!

© 2023 Reese Halter
Agitate. Disrupt. Defend.


Reese Halter is a bees/trees/seas defender.
Unearthly Wails is a special edition, a collection of poetry
illustrated by renowned Ojibwa artist Terry McCue.
Email: HalterBooks@gmail.com to order

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