Turns blue eye
Toward the sky
And sees a jet plane
Fly to Katowice
With delegates who will try
To agree on measures to stop
The worst effects of climate change like
Rising seas and drought and melting glaciers.
Commitment to carbon neutrality
Clothes elected select who convene
And strive to see the earth is greened
More than before, while the poor
Struggle another day
To grasp a morsel
And a droplet
Of last night's
Turns green eye
Toward its own
Shoreline, smaller now,
For the island itself
Is smaller than it had been
No more than six years before when
Doha was where the delegates met
And magnates pledged to turn oil to sunshine.
Some said, how strange to hold the meeting there
When oil is the problem, when in fact
Doha would have been a good choice
With the oil rig workers there
And the Gulf fishers, but
They weren't invited.
Know that humans
Air and water and food.
Doha has Pearl and Corniche.
Katowice is Poland's hub--
Premier art, science, business, culture,
And Radio Symphony Orchestra.
It all started when coal was discovered.
Furnaces turned iron ore to steel
That glittered and brought bright money.
Doha and Katowice
Are hubs for delegates
To stop climate change,
But the problem
Is that they
updated by @nancy-e-wright2: 09/21/18 04:33:17PM