Troiku Challenge 2019: Day 3: In Bloom

people in the world 
hardly notice these blossoms
chestnuts by the eaves

people in the world
hardly notice anything
not about themselves

hardly notice these blossoms
on plants becoming extinct
forests slashed and burned

chestnuts by the eaves
do you taste the poison sky
as acid rain falls

~Basho & Cie~

The "sleigh" part of this Troiku was created by Matsuo Basho (1644 - 1694.) The three horses of the Apocalypse were created by me. (Surprise!)
Climate change: it's what's for dinner at the end of everything.


  1. Ouch.
    The small things are HUGE in my mind and heart. I do look for the small wonders, and revel in them, while my heart aches at their demise.

    1. These days my nature poems tend to devolve into Horrible Dystopian Future poetry. Unfortunately, the future is now.
      I had a dream that the "esteemed" leader of my fine country had a complete mental breakdown during a state of the nation address. I'm not saying this dream was prophetic, but part of me obviously thinks it's not entirely unlikely.


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