Start today as always. Time is matter.
Pluck, stitch. Threads of moment
a darling addiction. Collects in the wisdom
of the oceans.
Evidence is crude
& wide. Watch & watch more.
No time for complacency. Weeping
is not sufficient.
Let’s learn something here. Now.
Dammit!, let’s at least learn.
It’s so much more than just the latest environmental disaster, though the BP Gulf oil disaster spilled into us daily and could not be ignored. Our beautiful waters. The amazing variety of life we share this planet with. We really need to do something. Now. Just look at our children and grandchildren and imagine the world they will live in if we don’t.
Karen Neuberg’s poems have recently appeared or are forthcoming in Melusine, or Woman in the 21st Century, New Verse News, PoetryBay, Poets for Haiti and elsewhere. She’s a Pushcart and Best of the Net nominee, holds an MFA from the New School and is associate editor of Inertia Magazine. Her chapbook, Detailed Still (Poets Wear Prada, 2009) is available from Amazon.com. Links to more of her work can be found on her blog at http://www.karenneuberg.blogspot.com.