A Limited Shelf Life

Within the frothy sprays and barren seas, Atop the very apex of our Earth, Anomalies are stirring in the breeze; Instead of mapping the expected dearth, The measurements reveal an unplanned birth Of sediments washed out by distant waves. Those melting Arctic shelves lacking in girth, Have caught the wind like echoes trapped in caves. … Read more

Unwanted Feedback

Sunbeams two-step over white blankets Gliding painlessly between worlds, Then stray too close to the edge Where looming Arctic waves Trap their latent heat; Ending the dance, And leaving Only Sea. This is a nonet, inspired by recent research that has provided the first quantitative evidence for the “albedo feedback” effect in the Arctic. It … Read more

The Deep Tracks of Unwanted Advances

In ancient times your reddened sands, Were struck by courtiers from space; They scarred you with their giant hands, Then watched as tears fell down your face.   With the first blow you screamed in pain, And told yourself never again; Soon afterwards your heart was ice, At least they only hit you twice.   … Read more

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