aunt bea
i've figured out
why people
don't believe in
global warming
it's got 
the wrong 
people see
hear about
ice floes into homes
around the world
these hot 
and cold 
flashes of weather
make people say
you call that
global warming
we need a name
that matches the symptoms
the earth is experiencing
a term that conveys
the extremes 
of the earth's moods
the difficult times
ahead for
i'm recommending
global menopause
there's a term
even a politician
will be able 
to comprehend

– Charles W. Martin (Reading Between the Minds)

© 2013, poem and illustration, Charles W. Martin, All rights reserved


Jamie Dedes is a Lebanese-American poet and free-lance writer. She is the founder and curator of The Poet by Day, info hub for poets and writers, and the founder of The Bardo Group, publishers of The BeZine, of which she was the founding editor and currently a co-manager editor with Michael Dickel. Ms. Dedes is the Poet Laureate of Womawords Press 2020 and U.S associate to that press as well. Her debut collection, "The Damask Garden," is due out fall 2020 from Blue Dolphin Press.