Something There Is…

...That Doesn’t Love a Wall.
—-Robert Frost

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Photo taken by KYMA.

The President’s beloved wall

Designed to keep our borders “pure”

Of those who seek refuge from harm

Or starvation

Could not withstand a high wind

That mercilessly forced it from its moorings

And onto the trees of Mexico,

Where it tottered, not a sentinel of boldness,

But an homage to failure.

The President who denies climate change

And the humanity of brown-skinned people from

Not so far away

Received an unmistakable jolt

From Mother Nature herself.

She is not happy.

 

23 thoughts on “Something There Is…

  1. The Frost quote is a particularly deft touch and a great springboard. Mother Nature should huff and puff and blow him down and then we would be done with the madness this man has wrought.

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    1. Thanks so much, Darnell! I had some time capturing that photo, which didn’t want to stay on my computer: I’d get it—it would stay for seconds—then slip away. Finally, I overcame my techie woes! The words, on the other hand, wrote themselves.

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  2. I agree with the above sentiments. Well done! And due to our own desires to continue consuming fossil fuels (almost all of my friends continue to fly here and there as they have always done, taking vacations as they have always done, heating their homes and their hot water as they have always done, driving their cars — instead of walking or riding a bike or taking the bus or a train — as they have always done using FOSSIL FUELS) combined with the climate-change-denying leadership which we have elected to serve/lead us, we will all be receiving more and more “unmistakable jolts/From Mother Nature herself.” Deep breath in. Deep breath out.

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    1. Ah, yes: we know a lot of the changes we really must make, but it’s so hard, isn’t it? I’m getting better at the little stuff: turning off lights, taking shorter, cooler showers, watching food purchases to try to reduce what gets thrown out and fuels methane in the landfills…But then I realized that the trip we just signed up for—to go to Alaska to see and hear about the impact of climate change on the glaciers and wildlife—will, in the plane trips back and forth and the small ship that hugs the land, give me a carbon footprint that’s larger than Bigfoot’s, when I’m striving for one more Thumbelina-sized. Oh, the irony! Breathe in, breathe out—for sure! Thanks very much—for both your kind words and valuable reminder.

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