H e a r t S o n s & H e a r t D a u g h t e r s of A l l e n G i n s b e r g
N a p a l m H e a l t h S p a : R e p o r t 2 0 1 4 : A r c h i v e s E d i t i o n
20/20 By 2020
Factories, Cars, Coal-Burning Plants
and Burning Rainforests are
melting the snowcaps on
Mt. Fuji, Mt. Kilamanjaro,
Mt. Denali, Mt. Whitney, Mt. Shasta,
the Andes, the Pyrenees, the Alps,
The Rockies, the Sierras, the Himalayas.
When even the glaciers in Glacier National Park are melting
and chunks of Antarctica are breaking loose
and floating north toward the equator,
the handwriting is on the wall for all but the eco-blind.
Alas, the eco-blind cannot read
the eye-chart of Ecological Vision.
I say: Unless the world attains 20/20 Ecological Vision
by the year 2020, it’s all over Baby Blue Earth
in the midnight blue of the Cosmos.
20/20 Ecological Vision by the Year 2020 or Bust!
[Originally published in NHS 2011, http://www.poetspath.com/napalm/nhs11/.]