Thursday, April 3, 2014

Canaries



Small cage with canary bird used in testing for carbon monoxide gas.
Hollinger Mine, Timmons, Ontario, Canada. Mine Fire 02/10/1928

Canaries

Headlines depict the signs accruing.
Still, pernicious practices persist,
heedlessness firmly adhered to.
Denial is all the rage; after all,
there’s no problem compla-
cent cash can’t fix – if
you’ve got enough
of the stuff,
(am I right?)
But,
some mess-
(ag)es were never
meant to be ignored.
Heed (please) this word
to the unwise – not you & I,
that is, but those (un-)cooperative
others:  it’s past time to transmogrify
into coal miners, attune to canaries’ quietude.


 PSC/2014-Apr



Written for 2014 April PAD Challenge: Day 2 – A MESSAGE poem


 

2 comments:

  1. Ooo, Pamela. I really like this. It says so much on so many levels. Terrific!

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    1. Ahhh... Claudsy, THANK you! So glad you stopped by!

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