my grandfather born at 298
my father born at 310
I am born at 339
my son born at 407
my daughter born at 414
my future grandchildren born at

In May 2019, Dr. Heather Price, a professor at North Seattle College, tweeted, “My life in CO2.” In her post, she used the Keeling Curve, a daily record of global atmospheric carbon dioxide concentration. This poem builds on Dr. Price’s tweet and expands across family generations.