|image from: Top 10 Ways to Destroy Earth|
Bitterness is jaundiced eyes
trying to recall seaside view
of aqua, turquoise, azure...
remember when slate
was a favorite neutral.
Now it chokes,
reserved not for shadows or rolling mists of fog
but seeps beneath my skin;
pewter, charcoal, ash contrast with flint and silver
on a good day.
Tears can’t wash away gray;
memory slowly losing grip of seasonal glories
as I glimpse remnants of earth from afar;
ponder my own guilt
in caring too late.
by Margaret Bednar, June 29, 2018
My take on "Imaginary Garden of Real Toads - Kerry Says - What is Spec Fic?" I almost didn't participate as this kind of doom and despair writing and/or imaginative futuristic fiction is very hard for me!