A Winter Storm



A winter storm is passng and

These thoughts come to me.


We have killed off the Indians and

Dug deep trenches on the mountainsides and

Clean-cut the forests and swamps and

Pumped up the residue of forests long dead and

Burnt the residue as fuel for our motors and

Machines and pollution-spewing factories and


Now the earth is warmer and the ice is melting and

The sea is rising and

This winter storm puts these thoughts into my mind and

I wonder about the link between my life and habits and

This fierce winter storm.


--January 30, 2013