'Waking up poem' by Gina Mercer | States of Poetry Tasmania - Series Two

Forget

all you know about Canute,
the king who believed the waves under his dominion,
he could stop the tides by command.

Remember

to bet all you have
                on the dead cert

that global warming is real

                             as real as the Incas are extinct.


Published in Weaving Nests with Smoke and Stone, Walleah Press, 2015, page 26.