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1.
Seventy-four
or
as my wife prefers: “Seventy-more”
is my age today
my birthday

What do I have to look forward to?
Never have so many
had so much
or so little
Never has life been better
or worse

Are you too fat
and going to the gym
or too skinny
and starving to death?
Are you dodging bombs and bullets
or over-dosing on heroin?

2.
Today I get to wrestle
with the question of whether we raft guides
can profitably run a river
that is running out of water
Is it time
to let the air out of our boats?

Have we been climate-changed for good?
one must wonder
Is this it?
Have we really had it?

3.
Science says so
We’ve ruined our envelope
beyond repair
Now we get, simply,
to wait
and watch it get worse
Pass the popcorn

Paper or Plastic

Paper or Plastic?

About believesteve

I am a photographer and have published a book of photography and accompanying text on running the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon. The first (print) edition is out of print, but a second edition is available as an iBook (eBook) through the iTunes bookstore. All Grand Canyon, river and nature lovers will enjoy my book: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/the-grand/id672492447?ls=1
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