permafrost rising (at three o’clock)

do you wake
in the night
wondering
if the climate
is still
in place

or
if you might rise
in the morning
to fire

maybe to
just the smoke
of something you knew
now burned

or the taste
of ash
blown here
from a hundred miles
away

so very far
away
so close

like the climate
in the night
shining out
so brightly
on social media

where you may learn
that
the permafrost
is gone

all the gases
in siberia
are rising

right up
into the sky

and
everyone is lying

I believe

yes
everyone
is lying

but
at three o’clock
I am awake
and wondering
about
no good
tomorrow

~

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