Love Poem in a Time of Climate Change (Sonnet IV)
after Pablo Neruda
I love you where waves shatter sea walls,
where pipelines burst into liquid fire,
where our only reservoir evaporates
into layers of salt and emergency.
I love you where radiant hurricanes
bloom acid rain from magnetic clouds,
breaking levees and flooding cities.
I love you where coastlines erode,
where habitat thresholds are crossed,
where rainforests turn to ash.
I love you where my passion unravels
your invisible ecologies and unleashes
the romance and hierarchy of survival,
our last and permanent address.about the author