“In the darkness, two shadows, reaching through the hopeless heavy dusk. Their hands meet, and light spills in a flood, like a hundred golden urns pouring out the sun.” -Madeline Miller, “The Song Of Achilles.”

Twelve Years

January 25, 2019

PROMPT: Strike

We have twelve years left.

There are two ways we can think about this.

Twelve years left to live in a world where we are not choked by the sky, twelve years left where we can go on exactly as we have been, twelve years left to watch more animals die.

Or, twelve years left to patch up the earth, twelve years left to stop suffocating her with dwindling fuels, twelve years left to start letting her grow again.

The white rhinos went extinct a few days ago, don’t let it be us in twelve years.


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  • The Bubbling Pen

    What a stunning and effective way to address your concerns regarding global warming/climate change. Your piece shows the urgency in this matter really well <3

    about 1 year ago
  • Christy Wisdom

    Thanks for explaining, PouringOutTheSun!

    about 1 year ago
  • Bruvton

    I've already lost hope in humanity making the proper changes to reverse climate change, but that doesn't mean I've given up trying. This is a really awesome wake-up call. Great job!

    about 1 year ago
  • Ruthh

    This is such a big issue and I love how you’ve addressed this!! The world is literally dying governments need to realise they need to help it !

    about 1 year ago
  • PouringOutTheSun

    Okay, I still don’t know how to reply directly to comments Christy, but basically we have twelve years left until global warming/climate change is irreversible.

    about 1 year ago
  • Christy Wisdom

    Sorry, I'm confused. What do we have twelve years left until?

    about 1 year ago