If you think climate change is bad now, wait. Imagine what your descendants will experience:
They walked the desert in our land.
They saw shards and wrecks
scattered in the sand.
Not broken pots or pillars of stone,
but avatar people talking
on everyone's phone.
They heard a ghostly voice
From a gossamer muse,
“Look around for what's nice--
Something besides plastics and rust.
The creations of art and music
fed the worms and now are dust.”
Desertlandia ©2018 Larry Kilham
See all of Larry Kilham's poems on this site here.
Larry Kilham is a Sloan School of Management graduate from MIT, received three patents, and has founded two high-tech companies. Many of his product designs required innovative use of computers, and as early as the 1960s he was researching artificial intelligence (AI).