Our star sets
In scarlet, violet
And tangerine colors
The big blue rises
Waters lift themselves up
Billowing skyward
In tiny increments
Gradual but significant
For people that have lived on small islands
For thousands of years
The last twenty
Appear close
To washing away their homes
One storm away
From being erased
From the ledgers of history


Our blackness sets
In midnight hues
Of blackened blue
And darkest indigo
Metropolis brilliance
Capitols twinkle
On the night earth
Rolling and turning
Revolving and abandoning
The past
The harmony
It all comes undone
The fabric of existence
Is out of balance
Out of balance
Are our demands upon the earth