My poem was selected for the Ekphrastic challenge this time. Thank you, Lorette C. Luzajik. You can read all the chosen poems here.
Painting: The Best is Yet to Come, by Lorette C. Luzajic (Canada) 2019
The blue is shrinking, the pale space the space ships see,
unencumbered with lights and the debris of human lives.
Soon the blue swill will swell, grow green with algae,
brightly speckled with pretty plastic tops, lids, bags
and all the gaily strewn paraphernalia we cannot live without.
The ocean groans already and the thin crust we cut like pie,
digging out the best parts, throwing the rest away. Choking,
we might discover too late, is worse than living without.