Tar Sands Death Hex

Seventy-one years
Stewing northern Alberta,
Oily subsidised trillions,
Sticky sickness
Athabasca to Mackenzie Rivers
Cramm’d carcinogens,
Nauseated North Pole!

Suffocating smoke,
Seventeen abnormal
Centigrade above,
Abracadabra Alberta:
Hideous heat
Tinderbox timber
Forest floor flaming
Ferocious fiery future,
Agonising Age!

Twenty twenty-three,
Ominous orange
Northeastern British Columbia
Climate fires raging,
Mortal May
Sinister spring,
Scorching summer.

Never too late
Valiant Climate Gen,
Antidote action
Exhilarating backlash
Spirited uprising,
Vive la révolution!

© 2023 Reese Halter
Agitate. Disrupt. Defend.

Reese Halter

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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