Global Warming - written Dec. 2006
The iceberg thaws. Floes of frozen matter,
Large and small,
Break off and enter the vast ocean.
The waters rise. Salty oceans are cooled.
The heat expands the air above,
And the planet is shaken.
This passionate fury
Of tempest and turbulence
Brings down upon us
Great suffering and pain.
Homes are broken and lives are lost,
And we wander without purpose,
Seeking Moses in the rushes,
Seeking answers in the questions,
Seeking light in the dark.
The Planet howls its' fury
Left too long ignored; her needs unmet -
So much given and so little asked.
Yet we wander on oblivious to the change that comes unbidden.
We stay the course. We refuse to see.
"We cannot change," we cry.
"This is the only way."
Change – and challenge –
Accept the grief and loss.
Ride out the storm that shook our core.
And let the thaw be not in vain.
Let every heart.
Prepare a room.
For possibility.KC McAuley