The wind breathed in,
the wind breathed out
cold and dry in the north,
hot and wet in the south.

The fronts met cataclysmically
along the Mason Dixon line.
Thousand Year flooding ensued.
People lost homes, loved ones, their minds.

Nature’s wrath is inexorable,
and exacts its own sense of homeostasis.
We can but watch and wonder,
awestruck, on an ongoing basis.

Where once there lay oceans,
eons since vast deserts abound.
Climate change may be a natural occurrence,
but we’ve upset the balance I have found.

While ignorance of Nature’s laws
may be an acceptable excuse,
not acting when evidence overwhelms
begs tragedies that are of no use.

M. Zane McClellan

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