Climate of Extremes

A poem

snow on the first day of school
how quaint, snow makes things
muffling family turmoil with jingle bells
look at this town that was raining ashes
the day before — apocalyptic burning
of our wild, wild west
it isn’t the aerosols locking doors and windows
focus — earth keeps screaming for awakening
she eventually rolls her eyes, turns away
nope, we’ll never change
the melt will cause some serious sludge
for summering…



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Samantha Lazar

Poetry, fiction, and essays in celebration of being a Mom, Wife, Educator, Writer, & Lover of Life.