How quickly Greenland is disappearing

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“Johnny Marsanne, performance poet focused largely on ‘found poetry’ from various media. The poem below is from his most recent outing, at the ‘Alternative Currents’ poetry slam night at Grover’s Pub, Allentown, New Jersey.”

How quickly Greenland is disappearing

water expands as it warms
thermal expansion
the planet warms

large chunks of glacial ice calve into the sea
vast plains of southwestern ice
the meltwater flowing to the ocean

a threshold has been reached
a point of amazing sensitivity
warming in the future
warming in the last century
considerable losses

we have passed, or soon will pass

(Found poem carved from the New York Times, 22 January 2018)

art and text by ©2019 by Chris Floyd

About Chris Floyd

Tennessee. Moscow. Oxford.
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