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Resistance Poetry 2019.12

Apocalypse Now: Does a Nuclear Winter cancel Global Warming?

Meg
Meg
Jan 4 · 6 min read

Australia burning. Jakarta flooding. Delhi freezing. Iceland melting. Sabers rattling. I hear the horsemen. You do, too.

Perhaps George Carlin said it best back in 1992…there is nothing wrong with the planet… the people are fucked! … The planet has been through a lot worse than us… The planet isn’t going anywhere… we are! … The planet will be here, we’ll be long gone; just another failed mutation; just another closed-end biological mistake; an evolutionary cul-de-sac. ….The planet will be here for a long, long, LONG time after we’re gone and it will heal itself, it will cleanse itself cause that’s what it does.

It’s not about saving the planet or bees or polar bears. It’s about saving ourselves. How do people not get that? Do they think they have somewhere else to go?

And now we have to worry about WWIII? Think I’m an alarmist? I hope you’re right.

I’m convinced the end of life on Earth is what some people want, though they might not admit it. How many times have end-time predictions turned out to be duds? The suspense is killing them. Let’s get it over with! Apocalypse now! It’s the strange human will to suicide, like drinking yourself to death and taking your family down with you.

The destruction. The helplessness. The inaction. It was much on poets’ minds at the close of 2019. But so was hope.

Kirsten Louise Webb reminds us that we have to envision what we want and make it so.

Works on Climate Change:

Caterina Mastroianni

Yasmin Glinton

Sylvia Clare MSc. Psychol

Matthew B.

Emma Briggs

Christyl Rivers, Phd.

craig rory lombardi, bronx born

NEW POETS

Matt Claus

Michele Merritt

Sylvia Clare MSc. Psychol

Sherrye Richardson

Jacques Maurice

Samantha Lazar

Jamie Dedes

Yasmin Glinton — see above

Kirsten Louise Webb — see above

Caterina Mastroianni — see above

RETURNING POETS

Will Schmit

Anangsha Alammyan

Dweebs and Dogs

Kevin Saitta

Efe Nakpodia

Joe Váradi

Dennett

John Gillen

Iulia Halatz

Cakelin Marquardt

Kathy Jacobs

Isaac Winters

Matthew Broyles

Anna Sharudenko

Patsy Starke

antoinette nevitt

Larenz Brown

Sylvia Wohlfarth

Tien Skye

LB

Anna Rozwadowska

Matthew B.

Jonathan Greene

Reuben Salsa

Francine Fallara

Alan Asnen

craig rory lombardi, bronx born

Meg

Resistance Poetry

Verse as Commentary

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Meg

Writing, because talk is cheap

Resistance Poetry

Verse as Commentary

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