Climate Change. a poem by Dr. Rubeena Anjum

Rubeena Anjum

Climate Change 
 
a convoy continues in smog, time ends
the bright world around us no more exists
and high-rise cities thatched in thick soot mists
blind hostage sun―brown auburn storm descends
 
its climate change, fire till the end extends
when scrolls from scriptures sync with scientists
then death is man's act; rogue syndrome assists
red venoms pass through epochs; dusk transcends
 
cosmic debris hits iced rocks; rays spark sears
those sad stars out there who wish to swap lives
a wave stirs deep down; sprouts seed out of dares
 
who claims the earth; whales, dinosaurs, or bears
perchance, a hope; humanoid shape revives
what if it happens―sci-fi film draws scares

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Dr. Rubeena Anjum is an educator and a psychologist. Now retired, she enjoys reading and writing poetry. She is a member of the Richardson Poets Group and Dallas Poets Community. Her work has appeared in The Ekphrastic Review, The Bosphorus Review of Books, Artistic Antidote UMN Clinical Affairs, Corona Virus Anthology by Austin International Poetry Festival, Art on the Trails: Mending 2021 Chapbook, and Word City Literary Journal, among others. A poetry collection titled; My Photo Album is under print by Finishing Line Press.

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Published by darcie friesen hossack

Darcie Friesen Hossack is a graduate of the Humber School for Writers. Her short story collection, Mennonites Don’t Dance, was a runner-up for the Danuta Gleed Award, shortlisted for the Commonwealth Writers Prize and the Ontario Library Association's Forest of Reading Evergreen Award for Adult Fiction. Citing irreverence, the book was banned by the LaCrete Public Library in Northern Alberta. Having mentored with Giller finalists Sandra Birdsell (The Russlander) and Gail Anderson Dargatz (Spawning Grounds, The Cure for Death by Lightening), Darcie is now completing her first novel where, for a family with a Seventh-day Adventist father and a Mennonite mother, the End Times are just around the corner. Darcie is also a four time judge of the Whistler Independent Book Awards, and a career food writer. She lives in Northern Alberta, Canada, with her husband, international award-winning chef, Dean Hossack.

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