Today’s Poem : The Terrible Warmth

The Terrible Warmth

Antarctica, the vast glacial continent,

is melting differently to the Arctic.


Warm sea water is hauled under the ice,

where it doesn’t drain back out.


The melting will, without mercy,

alter the maps of the world.


On the day we watched our environment

keel under the weight of one man’s word,

the growing crack in the Arctic shelf roared.


The sound is travelling to us

by way of the sea.


To die is said to be like

that you’re left with a field of whiteness,

before nothing.







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