There’s a crack in the sky

I didn’t do the dverse quadrille yesterday but the word to use was ‘crack’ which inspired this cascade poem.

 

There’s a crack in the sky where the rain pours through

With the hiss of cooling dragon breath,

And cracks in the earth drink the serpent’s tears.

 

Will we say when the floods wash a world away

And Venice rocks beneath cruise ships’ waves,

There’s a crack in the sky where the rain pours through?

 

When carcasses rot in the desert drought

Some sip drinks in the shade while sprinklers play

With the hiss of cooling dragon breath,

 

And close their eyes as life trickles away,

Smug and righteous and hand on heart,

While cracks in the earth drink the serpent’s tears.

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Jane Dougherty

I used to do lots of things I didn't much enjoy. Now I am officially a writer. It's what I always wanted to be.

13 thoughts on “There’s a crack in the sky”

  1. Oh my. . .the deniers will just keep on denying until everything is gone.
    But I do love this image: “With the hiss of cooling dragon breath,
    And cracks in the earth drink the serpent’s tears.”

    1. Thank you. The deniers will blame the dragons and the unicorns if there’s nothing else. Someone (I don’t know) just sent me a message on FB to ask if I was the Jane Dougherty who wrote a vindictive article in an extreme right wing magazine trashing Greta Thunberg and the climate change reality. I think I’m going to have to change my name!

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