When Is It Time?

Carol Burt
Aug 10, 2023


When is it time to worry about climate change?

Is it after the bridges have been taken by floods?

Is it when there are no farms to feed us?

Is it when large parts of Canada and California burn?

Or is it, for God’s sake, when we see Hawaii burning?

When we see Maui’s people jumping into the ocean?

Just exactly when is it time?

Life goes on as usual in places not flooded or burned,

But it is coming for all of us.

The end. The end is coming.



Carol Burt

Former print journalist, former mayor, retired law enforcement officer. Writing about politics and government along with random personal essays.