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Monday Poetry Prompt: Climate Crisis

Over the weekend, my fellow Living Poet and regular prompeteer JeanMarie Olivieri and I both had poems inspired by the Climate Crisis published at the Extinction Rebellion Creative Hub, so for this week’s prompt, let’s write a Climate Crisis poem. Feel free to post your poem in the comment below. XR happily accepts previously published work. It’s just about the least you can do as a poet.


About Bartholomew Barker

Bartholomew Barker is one of the organizers of Living Poetry, a collection of poets and poetry lovers in the Triangle region of North Carolina. Born and raised in Ohio, studied in Chicago, he worked in Connecticut for nearly twenty years before moving to Hillsborough where he makes money as a computer programmer to fund his poetry habit.


6 thoughts on “Monday Poetry Prompt: Climate Crisis

  1. It’s so hot
    How hot is it
    It is so hot you could fry an egg on the sidewalk
    Looks at the sidewalk
    Thinks of the suggestion
    Looks at the skillet

    I want my eggs sunny side up
    Buttered edges and edible
    Maybe we can enjoy eating
    on the patio
    Away from the fireball in the sky

    If I could look straight at it
    I would say there are flames
    fine, wavy flames
    they look like hairs
    waving at us all

    as we sit on the patio
    we eat our eggs
    not knowing
    if this meal is closer to our last
    because sunny is losing his hair

    Liked by 2 people

    Posted by Lisa Tomey | July 17, 2021, 1:50 PM
  2. here is another haiku

    punishing heat in
    Death Valley – no water. all
    living things suffer

    Liked by 3 people

    Posted by Catherine Penafiel | July 12, 2021, 8:17 PM

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