Poems of the Week

The Bright Side

by Julia Griffin

“Scientists suggest a giant sunshade in the sky could solve global warming”—
The Guardian

Bring on the man-made sunshade,
To block the SUV
(That’s Solar Ultra Violet)
And keep us strap-mark free!

This stratospheric beachware,
Informed consensus states,
May really save our bacon
Before it conflagrates.

It may be controversial;
It may suggest sci-fi,
Deflecting inbound sunlight
With awnings in the sky;

But rather than get heated,
Let’s welcome and extol
This elegant salvation,
The cosmic parasol:

For nothing else can save our hides
From burning hydrogen
Besides Scott Pruitt’s EPA
(That’s Earthlings, Pray. Amen).