Contrary to Popular Belief, and: Top Ten Signs of Climate Change

Contrary to Popular Belief, and: Top Ten Signs of Climate Change Vivian Faith Prescott Contrary to Popular Belief Daughter, our mouths have forgotten winter—how to say it, how to feel it, how to breathe it. This calm disappearance is like a traveler shedding days. Everything has shifted. We disbelieve the spring-like grass in December is still green, still filling the ditches along the highway. The conditions for this witness are perfect, but aching. We are present for our own departure. Top Ten Signs of Climate Change 1. My father tells a story of a severe winter that lingered through March: The earth shook; my cousin was swept away by a tidal wave. That winter, my father dug up a frozen sewer main by hand to unthaw it. Fishermen had a good salmon catch that year. 2. I inhale too many mosquitoes now. 3. The salmonberries are rotten from the sun. 4. The thimbleberries are rotten from the torrential rain. 5. My father goes out trolling and doesn’t catch a salmon. My father goes out trolling again and doesn’t catch a salmon. 6. We don’t eat shelled sea creatures: no crab, no cockles, no clams or geoducks. We know better.—Alexandrium species, Pseudo-nitzschia species, Dinophysis species. 7. My sister’s ex-sister-in-law is http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Prairie Schooner University of Nebraska Press

Contrary to Popular Belief, and: Top Ten Signs of Climate Change

Prairie Schooner, Volume 91 (2) – Aug 9, 2017

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Vivian Faith Prescott Contrary to Popular Belief Daughter, our mouths have forgotten winter—how to say it, how to feel it, how to breathe it. This calm disappearance is like a traveler shedding days. Everything has shifted. We disbelieve the spring-like grass in December is still green, still filling the ditches along the highway. The conditions for this witness are perfect, but aching. We are present for our own departure. Top Ten Signs of Climate Change 1. My father tells a story of a severe winter that lingered through March: The earth shook; my cousin was swept away by a tidal wave. That winter, my father dug up a frozen sewer main by hand to unthaw it. Fishermen had a good salmon catch that year. 2. I inhale too many mosquitoes now. 3. The salmonberries are rotten from the sun. 4. The thimbleberries are rotten from the torrential rain. 5. My father goes out trolling and doesn’t catch a salmon. My father goes out trolling again and doesn’t catch a salmon. 6. We don’t eat shelled sea creatures: no crab, no cockles, no clams or geoducks. We know better.—Alexandrium species, Pseudo-nitzschia species, Dinophysis species. 7. My sister’s ex-sister-in-law is

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