Climate Change Questions.
Did this retreating glacier squandered all its beauty
an aquamarine serpent
frozen between the Mendenhall Towers
as a child’s skates sliced up
lake ice reflections
of snow and rock?
Has it calved too many icebergs,
sloughing them into the lake
to melt in surprising warmth?
On these too common days of winter rain
and autumn storms
can the glacier and its consorts
be more than
a metaphor for loss?