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Global Warming 

Global Warming

Born in the desert,
midwifed through labor of frightened men
under impetus of war,

wrenched from Nature’s secret heart,
nurtured
by fear, hatred, hubris,

the nukes we are,
bringing celestial fire
to this mortal Earth.

All nations fear us,
love us, desire us,
would acquire us.

From our flames come
your deaths, from our ashes
no rebirth.

Unwanted, unbidden,
the prodigal son returns
to murder the father.

Annihilation,
cremation, damnation,
dehumanization, demoralization,
depredation, desecration, desiccation,
domination, devastation, elimination,
eradication, extermination, immolation,
liquidation, mummification,
mutation, negation,
profanation,
provocation,
radiation,
revocation,
termination,
tribulation,
vaporization,
victimization.

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