Meta Carbo – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

dVerse Poets – Poetics – Let’s Get Elemental

Sarah at dVerse has invited us to write about the elements of the periodic table in whatever creative ways we choose. This is my second go, and this time I’ve chosen Carbon which, being an allotrope, gives us a variety of things, diamonds, coal 😦 , graphite, graphenes, and so on. It is for all occasions, it is a necessary part of forming oxygen, but it is also a major environmental problem too.

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“The greatest threat to our planet is the belief that someone else will save it”  Robert Swan

 

Meta Carbo

Shining dangle trinket
an all occasion party type,
now retiring like quiet
Albrecht in a pencil thin garret,
sometimes darkly dark, though
more recently sneaky congestion
leaking all around me,
beautiful choking imbalance,
really hot stuff
searing my lungs,
everything,
no more the exchange
nothing can breathe,
leaving now,
disappearing through
a hole in the sky,
until, of course,
I change my carbon life.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

Paul, pvcann.com

8 Comments

Filed under chemicals, Economics, environment, Free Verse, life, nature, poem, politics, quote, Science

8 responses to “Meta Carbo – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. Allotrope – great word. Love a bit of scientific language. I love your different facets of carbon – especially old Albrecht in his pencil thin garret – witty and oblique. I’m glad you’ve enjoyed this prompt.

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  2. Clever stuff, oh fellow carbon-based life form 😉

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  3. Charis Counselling

    Powerful poem – well said

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