Yenaros' mix of lyricism, detail, and style is a dangerous poetic force to be reckoned with.
I’m not the type of guy that
Likes to miss deadlines.
I see that social media
In the United States of America
Isn’t too fond of real headlines.
The Amazon is on fire.
Burning out of control,
The situation looks pretty dire.
I don’t care about Donald Trump’s comments
He’s not exactly someone I admire.
Did I touch a nerve there?
I’m on the wire.
I’ll calm down because this isn’t about politics.
I don’t want to be an amplifier.
We’re convinced every day that the world is okay.
I found out the Amazon was burning by accident thanks to
Why didn’t I hear about this prior?
Now, we’re 3 weeks into trees burning due to
The Amazon produces 20 percent of the world’s oxygen.
Fact of the day.
Here’s a flyer.
One of the wettest places in the world, and it can’t afford
To be any drier.
The Earth’s lungs are struggling to breathe
Through a string of fires that seemed to have been conceived
By unknown forces that snuck through the leaves
To try and give the world cancer.
Climate change is a disease.
© 2019 Yenaros
Yenaros (author) from Miami, Fl on December 02, 2019:
Thank you very much Lorna :D
Lorna Lamon on December 01, 2019:
I think you have outlined in your powerful poem how most of us who care about this planet feel. Thank you.