Enough Already

January 23, 2024 greenzine 0

ALLAN DAVID SMITH-REEVE Our local economy, our local watershed, is our household.In our household there are some with more than enough.In our household there are some with less than enough. In a consumer culture we can forget how to depend on one another. How might we re-imagine our common good?How […]

divesting

June 30, 2023 greenzine 0

suppose we divest from busy culturefrom convincing each other we arecapable, productive suppose we embrace our pacerelease ourselves fromthe impossiblethe profanethe shame-fuelled task of proving ourselves worthy I am worthyhereunder this willowby this effortlessly rushing creek I am worthyin stillnessin processin ease I am worthyas are youas are we and […]

Who will miss us?

April 19, 2023 greenzine 1

ALLAN DAVID SMITH-REEVE Who will miss us when we’re gone?Will the wolves and the cougars cry?Will the whales and the dolphins mourn our passing?When the last of the humans have wasted away,Who will miss our company? Perhaps the parasites who feed on usas we feed on others?Perhaps the mosquitoes who […]

The Wind That Wants To Be Seen

February 14, 2023 greenzine 0

ALLAN DAVID SMITH-REEVE From my bedroom windowI look up the driveway between the lilac hedgesnorth over open fieldsfrom where winter arrives most days She arrives with her weathersilent and nakedI have to look for her in treetops But today She rushes at my doorstepHowling between the gaps in my door […]

Surface Pressure – Ecojustice version

February 11, 2023 greenzine 0

Adapted by Norah and Ziysah von Bieberstein from the original song lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda We’re the strong ones, we’re not nervousWe’re as tough as the crust of the earth isWe fight for what concerns usAnd we glow ’cause we know what our worth is We know how hard all […]

Fast Commute

October 25, 2022 greenzine 0

In the opening stanza of her long form poem, Fast Commute, local author Laurie Graham sets the scene of our climate changing times. The wish that the extinct reverseand the nearly gone be plucked from deathand the managed, risks, in my mouthbecoming a man with a chainsawon a plot the […]

Compost Composition

April 1, 2017 greenzine 0

By Phillip Keinholz Take out compost bucket. Take away, oh, take away the food trimmings, Leftovers from my plate, garden leavings, the police state, Surveillance state,  pernicious hostile security state. Here, take my privilege into the moldering pile. Turn neglect of transformance to transformable compost.                                                                                              Performing I’ll donate the corporate-as-person, […]