meadow green flower sweat
toothache blue dome radiation
forever chemical fetus gift
spreading maggot tree line stench

lazy fly snap-dragon ending
flower babies floating windless
damp earth haploid-diploid war
rain smell future darkening daylight

inertia methane hydrate escape-art
permafrostless house left leaning
starved white bear drowning ice-less
writhing wildfire running out of trees

what could have been faded memory
river water long-since ambled past
slack-skin cardboard coffin almost ashes
broken person wanders zombie-like

some time ago—
a star went supernova
singularity swallows hopes and dreams
nightmare real place switching

broken is the new black
quiet avalanche aftermath
here no birds


*featured image photo credit: DALL⋅E 2