Climate Cha[lle]nge

The lake is green with
probabilities of pollen.

A clam concentrates downward
in its industry of not moving

save for so much occasion as to compact
time into original molecules.

Halves of small shells lie concave to the sun.
They reflect original light.

They wait for the next age of limestone
to mold old death into new Earth.

Richard Fenton Sederstrom was raised and lives in the Sonoran Desert of Arizona and the North Woods of Minnesota. Sederstrom is the author of seven books of poetry, his newest book, Icarus Rising, Misadventures in Ascension, published by Jackpine Writers' Bloc, was released last winter. Read other articles by Richard Fenton.