Poems of the Week

Your Attention Please

by Bruce Bennett

“Collapse of doomsday glacier in Antarctica could begin within a decade”
New Scientist

The “Doomsday” glacier’s breaking up!
Our time is running out!
The seas will rise and flood the coasts!
There is no room for doubt.

What’s that? You have to pare your nails
and do your hair by 3:00?
I’m busy too till almost 4:00,
but then, let’s meet for tea.