Every so often, a story published on the front page of the New York Times is so well written, meaningful, and appropriate to the Bulletin’s concerns that small snippets of it, properly chosen and arranged, produce something more than journalism, something that approaches … poetry. That blessed coincidence occurred June 28, 2021.
We suspect it’ll occur again.
Native Americans Feel Brunt of Climate Change
(from the original by Christopher Flavelle and Kalen Goodluck)
water getting closer
thick ground thawing
on spongy marsh
storms growing stronger
tide water building
on dry land
one variation in
a history of dislocation
on a warming planet
the first Americans
face, again, erosion
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Keywords: The A1 Verse, environmental justice, native Americans
Topics: Climate Change, Special Topics