I thought I would be frozen
for eternity
now I am this rotten land
land you hate

my sequestered friends
start to experience freedom
they enjoy your atmosphere outnumbering
your industrial levels by far

Elsa I follow your suggestion


In November 2011, Edward Schuur and Benjamin Abbott published a paper on the high risk of permafrost thaw (Schuur and Abbott, 2011). These northern frozen soils contain a spectacular amount of organic carbon, which is the remnants of long-gone plants and animals accumulated over thousands of years. They explain these soils contain approximately 4 times more of all carbon emitted by mankind. The paper inspired a poem from the perspective of these thawing soils.