The NONET is a poetic form based on nines. There are nine lines. The first line has nine syllables. Each successive line has one fewer, a sort
of “countdown” to the finish. I chose to repeat the Earth Day theme because, well, it bears repeating. Scientists know global warming has put our planet in a precarious position. She is teetering on the brink of a meltdown and when she goes, we all go. That seems reason enough to get your head out of Uranus, educate yourself on the many simple, Earth-friendly habits in your power, and start putting them in practice.
EARTH’S ULTIMATUM: LIVE “GREEN” OR DIE
Stripped of fossil fuels and rainforests,
feverish with greenhouse gasses,
knee-deep in melting ice caps,
rocked by violent storms,
choked on pollutants,
Earth draws a line
and dares us
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