You wake and see dew on the grass in spring
But I see futures present changes bring:
Global warming replacing dew with drought,
Nanotech replacing grass with grout,
A.I. replacing people’s minds and thought,
Genetic mods replacing us—with what?
In other words, our world’s about to pass.
Poetry must be more than dew on grass.
Robin Helweg-Larsen‘s poetry is published in the UK, US, and Canada. His chapbook poem on writing poetry, “Calling The Poem,” is available as a free download from Snakeskin Poetry Webzine, issue 236. He is series editor for Sampson Low’s “Potcake Chapbooks—Form in Formless Times,” and lives in his hometown of Governor’s Harbour in the Bahamas.