The World is On Fire
It’s Hotter Than It’s Ever Been
British Columbia's forests are ablaze burning centuries of growth killing innocent animals threatens the communities the very fabric of the civilization that produced the pollution and caused the greenhouse gases which raised the temperature of our planet.
The wind blows plumes of acrid smoke over the Rocky Mountains across the Prairies under the waterline through the 6:00 news
blots the sky with ashen cover that turns the setting sun into a dire warning.
California also burns, and Greece, too. Catastrophic flooding in Africa and Europe and New York and New Jersey, so-called 500-year events that are happening with increased frequency. Just when it seems it can’t get worse, Greenland’s ice summit witnesses rain for the first time in recorded history.
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…had his first chapbook, Scarborough Songs, released by Lyricalmyrical Press in 2013, and charted on the Toronto Poetry Map. Other publication credits include Blue Collar Poetry, Rabble Review, and The People’s Voice. His first full collection, The Other Life, was released in 2021 by Mosaic Press. His new chapbook, Worth the Wait, will be released this Spring by Cactus Press.