Poem in response to Climate Action
The Next Atlantis
By Grace Muresan
I live in Florida and sometimes wonder:
In how many days will my city go under?
Our country started out as an empty canvas
But will my state be the next Atlantis?
So I moved to California where the weather is so dry
You’ll never see a raindrop until 4 months after July
But I knew my mistake when flames licked at the sky
And this place is running low on its water supply.
Another place where aqua reservoirs are down
Are in Mexico, especially in precious farming towns
With an ever-increasing demand and an increasingly limited supply
Is it only a matter of time until all agriculture dies?
At the very top of all American globes
Antarctica is losing what it owned in loads
Its ice is slowly melting with climate change
And places near water are under, out of range
The effects of climate change are very slow
But the danger and risk will also grow
Before the human population has nowhere to go
We must preserve our tomorrow.