Wind turbines -
fill my skies, usher the future
with great beckoning arms,
arms that waft away cancer and apathy
and halt the rise of the sea.
Solar panels -
colonise my fields, brave lizard-queens
lead us, unblinking
from a world stripped to cold tatters
at the hands of nuclear hackers.
You beautiful ugly apparitions,
vast, flawed seeds of imperfect dreams -
you are not an end, but a means.
And one day,
in a future powered by science and air,
we will thank you, much-maligned friends
for holding back our broken, choking end
long enough... to get us there.
15 August 2019
Written in response to Kevin Shaw’s poem “Monstrous Steel Structures”... about how much he hates wind turbines! Thanks for the inspiration Kevin! Please do read Kevin’s poem for the other side of the argument :-)
Copyright © Nina Parmenter | Year Posted 2019