mass mobilization

a burning continent and thawed permafrost
destroyed homes and protests
loss and damage, tears
I am ready to mobilize

capitalizing the crisis they long ignored
drafting laws to innovate and invest
vote for strong government
I tolerate their flaws

compatriots, we share adversities
we come together to build back better - just
contribute to a larger cause
I sacrifice my individuality like in WWII


In his book We Are The Weather Jonathan Foer describes the mass mobilization of the civilian population that took place in the United States during World War II (Foer, 2019). This poem explores a similar mass mobilization to support climate action.