POETRY: TRYNNE DELANEY
our grocery store is out of tofu
o town that runs on beef & crude oil
understocked soy blocks
a sign of hope
when we’re usually just coughing
our way out of smoke this time of year
the amazon’s burning for profit and everyone’s
so scared of death they forget
some of us will survive The End—
mass extinction doesn’t happen in a day!
yap the dinosaur jaws compressing below us
and if climate change is getting you down
you can send a gif of Jeff Goldblum
through a server system
that will burn as much fuel
as the airline industry
it’s all pretty bleak
but you know, uh,
life, uh, finds a way
Trynne Delaney is a Black/EuroSettler queer living as an uninvited guest on Treaty 7 territory. She's currently completing her MA in Creative Writing at the University of Calgary. You can catch her bundled up like a 7 layer burrito watching the river and waiting for another chinook.
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