Ready to Burst

Inflation rising
Debt market ballooning
Misinformation spreading
Covid at a fever pitch
Pakistani floods cresting
Monkeypox climbing
Droughts in Europe gaining steam
Melting glaciers snowballing
Catalytic converter thefts ratcheting up
Homelessness building
Raytheon’s profits exploding
Mass gun violence volleying
Child obesity expanding
Fentanyl overdoses shooting up
CEO salaries multiplying
Oil wells booming
Wildfires stoking
Ocean acidification spiking
Landfills swelling
Urban sprawl skyrocketing
Threat of apocalypse mushrooming
World War III escalating

It was cooler in the garden today.
Saw two squirrels fucking.
And my sunflower


Published by subversopus

I am a loveable and squeezable poet and writer. I live in beautiful Oregon with my cat and boyfriend. I love long distance hiking and have completed the entire lengths of the Appalachian Trail (2002, 2014) The Pacific Crest Trail (2012) and the Continental Divide Trail in (2013). Please check out my blog, and my poetry only blog, Cheers and have a kick ass day!!!

22 thoughts on “Ready to Burst

  1. Wow! It was such blessed relief to get to the stanza where you were in your garden and your sunflower bloomed. So well done – the contrast really hits home. What a predicament we’re in.

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    1. “So soft, its voice, as soft
      as the somnolent song of our lives
      the last notes sounding,
      holding death at bay,
      before they gently, softly, finally
      fade away.” This gave me goose bumps! Loved this! (I can’t figure out how to comment on your poetry page its a google format or something…so hopefully you read this!!


  2. So reminds me of the line from the I Ching, to and fro goes the Way. Implicit in the motion this further oracle: It furthers one to cross the great water. Funny too how all the worldly breakage expressed in the first stanza are relieved in just a few simple local lines in the second. Grace is powerful.

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    1. Thanks for noticing and your awesome observation!!!…all these terrible things in the world building and getting ready….but somehow the most important thing (at least in my world) is my sunflower….


  3. Well after all that preceded squirrels and sunflower were a nice way to end. The human input on almost everything these days seems to be nothing but fuckery.

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    1. Ive seen squirrels going at it twice in the same year now. Its pretty awesome actually…I was just worried from your wind up you weren’t going to say sunflowers but instead all the bad things I listed in the beginning. So yeah I can agree with you on sunflowers; ))


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