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Thursday, December 14, 2017

Poetry Series as Chant for the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (Day 4)

Haiku for Arctic Poppies

This is part of a 12 poem series I wrote leading up to the opening of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge for drilling which happened as part of the Republican Tax "Reform" bill, which effectively serves the interests of the upper 1% at the expense of the other 99%. The inpending loss of habitat and extinction of species already in place due to the climate crisis will be heightened with this new expansion into fossil fuel dependency. I am now working on these poems which were written and posted on the same day--so still in their infancy. I have left this one up for you, as well as the last poem which can be found on my blog here: marialoveswords

Arctic poppies bloom

against a blue mountain range

no refineries.

The Republican Congress has attached a provision to the tax “reform” bill which will allow drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. To read more go here: The Independent