TUESDAY: Three Poems

BY MILT MONTAGUE

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civilization
The South Pacific is
littered with islands
like specks of earths
floating in a pool

dots of sand on blue
more like mountain tops
piercing the clouds

people have lived there
for untold generations
happily surviving in
simple harmony with
their environment

until we brought
civilization

springtime #2
the weather is great
time to put aside
the heavy coat

unencumbered
I am free
from winter clothes
wander as a natural spirit

commune with nature once more
roam the hills again
enjoying the trees and flowers

watch them grow
from buds to blooms
daily . . . weekly

surrounded by beauty
nature’s love for the world

time to think
it all happened about 13 billion years ago
when out of nothing
there was the most stupendous explosion
and there appeared
hunks of speeding matter in all directions
radiating from center

still going on today and even accelerating
as we calmly go about
our daily routine and lifestyles without a care
for the consequences

we inhabit one of these coalesced “hunks”
and it is time to think

NOW, RIGHT NOW



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