Global Warning

Global Warning

 

Shallow pools of meltwater reflect high summer sun

in the empty immensity glazing the top of our world.

 

Winds and currents conspire 

 to   generate     imperceptible       drifts, 

  journeys      that        will          last            years.

 

And as the ice erode s 

development intrudes –

a trend that will only accelerate

new figures arriving in a landscape

beginning to blaze with life.

 

Species thrust into closer contact

nearby there is evidence of a kill,

a scarlet highlight 

palette-

knife- 

spread 

on the snow-covered sea.

 

A guide and advisor to our expedition,

no longer at home in his shrinking world, says

 

“This is not a linear story where we know how it ends”.

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