Read Poem: Climate Change, by Gloria J. Wimberley, M.A.

Spurious and sputtering
Spring sprinted
in
all huff of yellow
and puff of pollen
then rush of rain
(too cold this veil of melted icicles)
Shriveling the delicate pink & white
of unaware blossoms
…petal babies trembling
defenseless against
Old Man Winter
and Mother Nature’s
ancient ardor
and weather war
…Summer emerges as the
victor as the
sultry sun rages
in heat & leit of light…
Dragon Celosia, Dahlias, and devil vines
thrive
in silent threnody
–no Asphodel
for a vernal epitaph
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Brief bio-note:
Having taught English at an inner city college in Little Havana in Miami, Florida, as well as teaching at colleges and universities in the Washington,DC-Northern Virginia area for decades, Gloria J. Wimberley, MA, prose editor for Middle Island Press, now lives in the woodsy warmth of her West Virginia hometown in Appalachia. Her poetry collection Dialect of Dahlias was nominated for a Pushcart Prize by Edgar & Lenore’s Publishing House of Los Angeles, and her social media profiles can be found on Twitter, LinkedIn, etc. Her poetry readings appear on YouTube.

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