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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/.]