Poems of the Week

Surprise Parties

by Dan Campion

“The U.S. and China announce surprise climate agreement at COP26 summit”

Friends, let’s surprise the climate!
Let’s show we really care,
Although we tend to slime it
And foul both sea and air.

The world’s expression’s priceless
As we exclaim, “Surprise!”
Though icecaps tip toward iceless
And ocean levels rise.

The climate, far more gracious,
Won’t stand outside the door
But enter in and thank us,
While hinting we do more.