Solastalgia


Lots of people

experiencing solastalgia


dazed and diffused

and reeling to da new neologism.



Dats wat you expect to feel

wit da growing anxiety.



Climate change going rearrange

all da migratory ducks in wun row


dat no can find da mudflats anymoa.



Destination wetlands

dat used to be undah watah


going evaporate into sun baked cracks

wen everyting dry up.



At da same time out in da ocean

da dying coral coming all white


and dats really not alright


foa all da creatures

living on da reef.



Meanwhile

da polar bears up north


going be swimming

in moa open watah


just to find places foa hunt.



In da adah hemisphere

as da Amazon jungle disappears


and Pinocchio’s nose

grows longah den his ears


all da authoritative denials

going go up in smoke


to help feed da coming hurricanes.



Existential distress

caused by wun altered environment


going be wun avalanche on da brain.



Who knows wat kine medication

dey going prescribe next


foa dis latest mental disorder?



In da least

color da pills green or blue


in pristine memory

of da trees, ocean, and sky.

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