by Jeewan Ramlugun

 

The generational challenge

to global warming

and to climate change

manifesting in the rage

of the young

from Bugoloobi to Medellin,

seems to be hotting.

 

It has all been inspired

by a certain young person from Sweden,

reminding us of the dilemma posed:

the high seriousness of the cause

weighed against the sacrifices

of missed classes.

 

But often urgent measures

may ensue from perceived inaction

or the paucity of progress

from the steps so far taken,

so as to draw the needful attention.

15 Feb.2019