Clio Burns

October 21, 2004- Vermont

climate change

it has been
too long
since my
lonely
aching soul
has seen the sun

i yearn for its light
for the promise of what will be
to bring the joy it
once
did

i yearn for the
lack
of fear i was once
so readily able to
feel

there is not much
time left
to remedy the wrongs
we have built
off of years and
years

decades
upon
decades
of excuses for the destruction and
havoc
that has been wreaked

we are
killing
the earth
as swiftly and carelessly
done
at the
stroke of a pen
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