Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Our 'Elderly Biosphere'*

Smiling cane on the DART, 1993
may occasionally
require a helping hand, or arm,
may set off the odd alarm

Our elderly biosphere
may forget
more than is good for it
though its blue mind will always clear

eventually. Our elderly biosphere,
in getting a little thin,
will misplace what's under its skin
and imagine its long-dead near,

though unlike them, our elderly biosphere

is still here.

*James Lovelock's phrase

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