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Climate Change

Jackie Craven

I tell you, the canaries

have fled.

They must have fled.

Inside their nest,

hungry roses open

and call our names.

Jackie Craven is the author of Secret Forumulas & Techniques of the Masters (Brick Road Poetry Press). Recent poems appear in Beloit Poetry Journal, Pleiades, Ploughshares, and Poet Lore. She lives online at

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