Wednesday, March 20, 2024

"An Inconvenient Earth" - A Poem

 'ello! 'ello!

Here for everyone's apocalyptic enjoyment are a few verses I tossed off back in March of 2020, right when pandemic lockdowns were taking hold across the globe. Perhaps, I was feeling a little more pessimistic than usual at the time ... just a little ... but then I quite forgot about the poem for some time--the title of which is an obvious play on the title of the climate documentary, An Inconvenient Truth

I'd recently started making an effort to collect my scattered song lyrics and poems into a single folder and had a devil of a time finding this one, to the point that I half-thought I'd imagined writing it in the first place! Fortunately, my marbles have not all entirely rolled out my brain pan and I found my original draft last week. I'd long had a concept for how I wanted to present it on a page and, while what you see here does not entirely match my original conception, it's pretty close. The only thing really missing is a pair of cut-out legs ala Terry Gilliam doing a stiff-legged silly walk across the beach ... but I thought they'd clutter up the page. And I couldn't find just the right pair. 

I've also liberally borrowed the Ship of Fools from Heironymus Bosch's eponymous piece. I don't think he'll mind. He's been dead for quite some time. Probably would be happy that his work is still living!

Anyhoo, without further ado, please enjoy "An Inconvenient Earth" and feel free to cry or dance or howl with laughter at the moon in response. Or all three at the same time.


- DH