Try to picture
The earth in the sky like a moon
Its phases
Full to crescent
Your skin
covered in Earthlight
Terrestrial rays upon the land
The dark side of the Earth
Fills you with uncertainty
Like a dark house
The phases
Time
You consider all the signs
Families of skies and flowers
Inklings of dew and water
Traces of sons and daughters

 

Can you picture
In this little sphere
floods and storms
record heat?
The sovereignty of places
Mere symbols of existence
That may or not be places
Once the maps are redrawn
Once the inundation
Covers all we’ve ever known
Once the flames prey upon the empires
Continents and dominions
And once the cyclones
Become gluttonous and wild
What then?
Where will our children sojourn to next?