Tumbleweed Collected on the Backstop

I woke to the complaint of trees—
too much carbon in the air
was making them fat.

I read in a science magazine
that not enough water
reduced photosynthesis.

I imagined both
shoving an entire Big Mac in my mouth
and not being able to chew.

No pollen floating in the air
is a sneeze-less wonder
and down right scary.

The future plays hide and seek
and the distant skyline
now appears to be an event horizon.

copyright © 2022 Kenneth P. Gurney

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