sounds like a summer drink
expect vodka, not the runoff of
melting under the weight of
chlamydomonas nivalis algae
their microscopic bodies collecting
in sun cups, bloody little puddles
that accelerate the global warmth
but this is not news.
Aristotle wrote of it;
John Ross 200 years ago
sent Baffin samples back to England,
thought he’d caught some meteor fallout.
yet the botany was clear;
the breath and beat of earth is persistent
even as she constantly tries on
new colours and textures.
so dance! refresh from mountain streams
that will long after us
continue to change the shape of oceans.