Planet Earth rotates on its axis oblivious to the doom soon to grip the inhabitants The temperature rises bubbling snow atop glaciers evaporates into the atmosphere Polar bears go in search of their homes. The ocean swells up in despair the rainforest weeps in misery Fires flicker dry grass ignites orange red flames dance across the parched land screaming sirens signal the need to evacuate before it’s too late Crisp air chokes on pollution Climate shrugs in disbelief Fossil fuels burn toxic gases escaping into the troposphere send ribbons of smoke spiraling upward into the stratosphere penetrating the ozone layer. Ultraviolet radiation bent on destruction. Smirks at life on earth The sun rises and sets with precision mocking man on his collision course with destiny
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Tamam Tracy Moncur…
…writes for the sheer pleasure of writing and has been doing so from the time she was a teenager. She has been a Civil Rights activist, taught elementary school for twenty-five years, worked with her husband, Grachan Moncur III, arranging musical compositions and performing with him on different occasions. She also self-published a book entitled Diary of an Inner-City Teacher. She wanted the reader to see the classroom experience from a different perspective. Now she is a retired teacher and a seasoned senior who still loves to write. Currently she is the director of the House of Love Soup Kitchen/Pantry. Her short story, Phantasm, recently appeared online in Rigorous.
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