and earth at first denied responsibility
but when interviewed
gave a little ground.
The air we breathe, as always,
played to the crowd
said controversy was its in and out, and defining clause.
A statement from the ocean: current form was strong
but the sun was expected to evaporate
all meaning. Nothing
about refining positions
just a flood
of comments from trees, flowers, fields
and fountains. Leaves fell under the spotlight.
A new report from the sun came in: just block it out:
catch the first wave home, the ocean added. Mountains
noted tyre tracks leading from where
the reef had been smelt of cordite
and petrol. Gone cold.
The seasons pointed to downward facing,
wolves took a stretch on behalf of all nature
until those passenger pigeons
darkened the nest of microphones
made a single, blink of the iris announcement:
Hail the new sky, clouded
in current affairs