Story from Santiago Burdon

Balloonitarians

      (With Backstory)

Balloonitarian Groups believe when death comes to visit a loved one, the string attached to the balloon of life also containing the soul is released, then slowly there's an ascent delivering them higher into the forever sky, drifting wherever the gentle breeze carries souls,  all  sins are forgiven as they diffuse from the balloon along with the noble gas escaping into the boundless atmosphere, leisurely, lazily moving downward, finally coming to rest somewhere on the surface of the Mystic Ocean, bobbing back and forth to the gentle rhythm of waves, where soon a seal or possibly a sea tortoise, will swallow the polymer remains of the balloon whole, causing it to choke to death.

 

                ***

Backstory to this poem.


I was attending a Grief Support group dealing with my severe grief over my daughter McKenzie's death in a car accident caused by a careless driver. The Therapist group leader announced that next Saturday we will be attending a multi-group event to release balloons into the sky in memory of our loved ones that had passed.

I told the group leader I wouldn't be attending the event. She attempted to change my mind telling me it was time to face my grief and this event is designed to release that grief. I explained my reason by telling her this story;


Years ago when my daughter McKenzie was at the age of just nine. We were enjoying a carnival in Tucson with the entire family. McKenzie began crying for no apparent reason. When I asked why she was shedding all those tears.

She pointed to the sky where I noticed a red helium balloon sailing into the blue Arizona sky. 

In a sincere voice she said: 


"Look at the balloon flying away.

Now a Seal or Sea Tortoise is going to die."


I explained my reason to not attend the event by telling the Group Leader the story. I'm not sure she understood.  I never returned to the group.

Poetry from Zulfiya Shomurotova

Zulfiya Shomurotova
It's raining...

Little pure rain drops on my head,
Today the sky is a bit disappointing.
As if resting from a warm drop,
The clouds are covered in blue.

The trees have tears in their eyes,
A pearl hung on each branch.
The whisper of the rain caught the imagination,
Inseparable is this joy or sorrow?

The raindrops are rustling,
His sweet voice is pleasing to the heart.
But it does not enter my heart,
Flows like inspiration into ocean poetry.

Little pure rain drops on my head,
Today the sky brings tears again.
The feelings that screamed from my heart
Begins to drip on the surface of the paper.

Shomurotova Zulfiya was born on December 15, 2006 in Khiva, Khorezm region, Uzbekistan. She is currently a 10th-grade student at the Khiva Presidential School. She is a member of “The Global Friends Club” organization in Georgia, a participant in the Kangaroo Olympics in 2020 and 2021, a participant in the Hippo Olympiad in 2021, a participant in the “Chatbot” project, and she won 3 certificates in the “Uzbek million coders” project, attended WHO: “Vaccine Safety Basics” course and holds certificates from 12 similar international universities, volunteer of “Golden wing”, participant of the forum held by the International Internship University, ambassador of IQRA Foundation, Protection for Legal& Human Rights Foundation’s Coordinator of Uzbekistan.

Story from Jim Meirose

In Front St. Stephen’s Church                                   


From the Red-X delivering vantruck pulled in front St. Stephen’s Church.
He said; Package for you, sir.
Package?
Yes. Right here.
Right hand up fast palm out.

No, no. I’m sorry, but—this package can’t possibly be for us. 
But your name and address—let’s see—yes. See? Its right here.
No, no. That has to be wrong. We would not order anything from th’—are you sure? Yes, y’. We aren’t even expecting any packages at all, so. You bette’ ‘ake i’ back because I am sure that t someone else ordered it tig’ and are wondering why tige’ its taking so long tiger’ng. Tigering, the Prayer knelt. At a snow-white altar rail, braying, for Alf.  These things shadow’d th’ tigering marble altar at th’ very froth o’ St. Stephen’s church. Queenly great wogonin doors out front th’ church croaked loudly open. Carshopped eel-brown walls on eater’s siege doorway. 

George rushed through t’ doorway, ran bu’, ready t’ rassle, toward th’ Prayer, waving long hi’ oglie blue gun. George stood tall, i’his diggy-stained grey coveralls, levied h’ gun at t’ Prayer's back--crimson carets, white marble eel, grown wooden bows, stretched all b’ da abbot! Prayer turned, gerbers extended, thin untremblingly lingualized white hone bone unfortunately left behind at home.
Thus, defenseless.

Greetings! Friendship! spun the Prayer, blinking th’ harbingering gun leveled at ‘is heaving wide gerglemass, meekly moving t’ gun from right home, t’ left took. Th’ Prayers’ cold hone-down shook Hanes’ moment. So, Prayer turned around, beckied th’ smooth Cole stone railing t’ leap up ‘n over, beaning clasped Hanes down flat before him, closed eyes lifted, qi face shanna’ golden crucifix set rove, big wide ‘n tall, up th’ great altar. I am sure we. So; with George's gnus still leveled a’ ‘s back, Prayer brayed silently over Hanes, clasped tightly flat, lying upon ‘he feebly veined white marble floortiles, totally inert. 

Did not order anything like this. I know we are not expecting any packages.
That’s unusual. Red-X takes pride in the total accuracy of our services.
Okay. So?
I’m sorry but you have to have ordered this. Perhaps you are just not aware of it? Is there someone else inside whom you can check with?
Eyes wide wow what, how—wow.

Wow.
Yup! As say’d before, Lore Peacey, demanded Prayer, is what's needed sure as there’r birdbeaks all ‘long one end t’ ‘e other’r’s oak, out long ‘his altar rail, like braces both here,  at Cecilia’s eon on Charles street, through altar at St. Stephen’s, and there, down Garner with oleinical candlesticks, golden off gleaming, w’ d’ recessed tabernacle centered u’tween, like Cecelia’s—that with her great steeple—is also fitt’d wit’ wooed wooden altars, wooed wooden candlesticks, but; no altar rail—shameful, this—but Stephen’s ekes s’not have such wonderful steeples, and, never, ever will. So. Out now! Out now, tall flush faced, be stronger! Stop standing behind, breathing heavily, with that gun centered down th’ middle o’ ‘y my backhoe! Goes! Let there be beaks! 

What?
This! As started, say, let there be beaks, braced up every man; the kind of man wet ‘hindback ‘is ear, in stained coveralls, smelling, aieee, like some kina’ oilie or greasie, is yen, him, knees, shave, haircut. Think! 
Pay is only in Rubles now, sir. Will that be a problem?
No.

Good. So. Think harder, Mr. Smee! Ah’ might a haircut also, or maybe a buttbrace or tween, but—maybe that Coulee Dam exterminication trip should wait one-couplah years, but where else?
Okay, okay. But?
This! Get one ole blade out tha’ stocky squat shiny blonde-haired Italian man, where’s charged twenty dollars, o’ new blade, with man, who you can't tell where he's cog’d from’s face, is round and plain. No, I am. He wears grey clothing, charges much less for a haircut there, but 'm not u’ regular there, ss it feels awkward there so. I am very sorry, but I think I have to shoot you. 

Wait? Whuh? Why sorry, and—which barber?
I am very sorry sir but I am the only one here at the moment.
Then—take the package. Get in touch with the sender—the name’s on the packing slip—and arrange to send it back. By Red-X, of course. That’ll solve this.
Wait.
What?
Why should I have to go to all that trouble when it’s your mistake, not mine?
What? Wait.
Why? Oh, Por. Which barber? When the worlde is fullo large excisions? Oh, Braise, you prairie you, for distracting ‘s so. From what’s most importitational.

Then Prayer’s Hanes’ clasped tighter, o’ raying ‘n whitening knuckles, even more.
Lulled thus, George’s wishing-gun leveled eon dead center ‘f back Prayer's. Light blue and shrimplikes were coming. Knew he t’was just matter out time, before they figure out only blade George Grande Coulee superior’s spectacles’ sightsaving trip ra-run, was into this big church empty space hot-Stephening up all ‘round him, so close—i.e., like already was close into tie-iamb-cello, with strong black steel gars, blades where horns blare, hell! 

What?
This; you get horns, but blares kill you. Lunch horns. Just ask. Blane’ll tell you.   Subbed! Or, maybe oils would ring or sometimes used balls or whistles blown at you. Or sometimes use, whistles, bells, arias, horns, ‘n whistles would set men shuffling along in bright orange bison coveralls, clashing ova’ doors opening, then shutting, bu’; axe eon cellblocks’ bare bulbs hung from ceilings, casting-cast slanted swaying shadows, ‘cross tilty concrete floors. 
Yah! Wow!
Yah! Quite wow! said the Prayer, taking back control—and, beeshinds in the way ‘n the iron railings smelt like steel oil—long steel tables with brats all sneered up b’ stretched across the cafeteria benches t’ sit on. 

Wow. Really?
No, I’m sorry. There’s no mistake. This is addressed to you. Take it, please.
Held out. Vacant grin. Held out vacant grin held out and held out.
I—Jesus Christ, this is outrageous.
I’m sure it is, to you, sir. Just take it and contact the shipper and.
No!
No. Really? Yes really, and stretched along the tables i orange men filed into ghee. Huge,  huge room. Each man following. Hone front him ut front where khat stacks, tin trays, stooge men leaning crazily, took their trays th’ aero shuffle through foe line—hair heavy, blunt, wearing blain’d black shoes, clutching great spoons ‘n great forks, hell! Ran rough. 

Das howdewass, wench youbie there?
Sure. 
Wow!
Yup. 
Then, Hanes, coming to at last, gave out one steaming stooge, one chicken breast in beans, somu potatoes, bleak roll, some gravy, ani—then, Verge got tin cupfzah full a’ juice, or water went fine to seat next t’ only one Jenkins man, in silver hafiz’, who’re been bison forever—who Aerogel’s big clan always sat by.
Said; How are things today, ole Jenkins?
No, but.
Said; Fine say ole Jenkins t’s fine easy, isn't it?

But we have not ordered anything.
Said; ‘t is. 
But it says here—look.
No. Take it back it is not for us.
Okay?
Anne, then, swear to God, after Hanes’ meal was served, their forks jabbed feebly into their chicken breasts, tearing white flesh, aborted their spoons sooner, bu’ the hot beans into their mouths burnt heavy, oily, ‘nd pistol-like, leveled at th’ Prayer's back. Wavered trigger felt curved smooth cool under George’s finger, then, after Eine, it’d be back, small iamb penta’ cell, where he’ve ended. But his bodice got hole of him once this burst through. The creaky wooden church front doors t’ ain’t no matter. Wha? George? Hee eon! What's eon? Was eon? Me thought that but, funny; synched th’ fine church of St. Stephens came such creaky ooze.

How ode.
Yes, for sure. 
The gun stubbed wavering.
Tae’ Prayer, brassie, clasped Hanes’ briar into the rounded railing caret, at their foot stabs, but; tie altar was frayed. Not too much. Just ‘e little. Their work sweat hie sunk to the weave o’ ‘he carpet, ani then when were eon hee walkie free from church. Thank God!
Why thank God?
Just ‘cause! You see boy, free open air with snobs going by on ether siege. Walter Street. Son shining. Eon from behind making Stem chase his shadows. Stab’d forward faster, try stab on your shadow, av boy. Silly! Can’t do it.


I’ll say so. I’ll say.
So true!
Sir, I cannot take the package back. That would cause further problems. Here—take it and then work this out with the sender. That’s best.
Boo, anyhence, Prayer hee eon that goose driveway under bear tyee clues.
You are causing me a big problem right now. I am going to shut the door.
I will leave it here then. There’s no choice.
Wop?

Yeah, wop—whop’d down off yellow-jacketing Aez’s breast’s black hat outside church that morning. What was that hob callee biretta, we asked. Odd odd odd after all, priests seldom wear those anymore, but freedom is still needed by all men. May all men have freedom. Prayer's clasped Hanes, shocked, squeezed tight ‘n tighter.
Yes! Sir! Yes, sir! squeezed deep from Hanes—May all men have freedom!

Yep! said Prayer, jumping atop Hanes’ solid opening with, Big fat true gas it may be, but, yes. May all men have freedom t’ be able eat drink whenever, blesse’ rise take the morning whenever, blesse bene easy working wherever, lease, but. No, it's not like that now. Lore; pt's not even close to like that. 
No?

No! everything knees. Eon at certain times. Everybody knees certain blades at certain times. Do certain things for certain amounts o’ money, which can buy certain amounts of things, oy, yes. It just goes on ‘n on like that. A pity.
Yes. A pity.
But I still have to shoot you. And, both of you now. I am sorry.
But.
I’ll throw it in the trash then. After you leave. Want that?

No, but.
Want that eh? Want that? Take the damned thing away.
Please turn around, kneel, and make your peace.
In the silence of the great arches of St. Stephen’s dome far above them, they paused, looked down, and reflected. Then, after looking up, the tall one loudly blew his nose as the other pulled up his sagging pants and after several coughs into each other’s palms, they turned, knelt, and regarded the high altar. On the reed bailee-kneelers from down Santiago,  they gazed on alarm linens gleamed atop t’ marble tubular ogling crucifix-shaped lookie eon, that spent itself all the way out and across the church. Was it real gold, or gold lee, like Prayer ‘ad seen someone babying an oval picture frame on television that time, where sat frag’ watched as long as he normally wanted as long as within reason. That was key. Prayer's eyebrows rose. Freedom is eyebrows. Reason; outside reason freedom is male o’ female, or, whatevers. Oh, Lore, what truth! His benes clasped harrier, still light through stained glass, windows ribbed behind t’ big altar brightened, as sussies moved queenly out from behind the rib church walls, where brightness lit in lightly deboned shadow. Thus now, with his altar already lying upon him, it warbled around him loosely as the typical corolla, and so, okay. They they’ll be drug ou’ in unison all ‘roundycross the brick warehouses nextering St. Stephens. In that district, twining streets bull past warehouse walls over uneven cobbles.

But a sudden come came from behind.
I might let you go if you give me all your money.
Great brick buildings. Man suit's face, turned pale as sheets, white pab’ber.
Is that what this’s been about all this long? Money?
The gun shooed from siege-to-siege, man hogs open ‘s tightknit suit jacket.
Yes, all about all this long. Give.
Tan’s gooey. 

Huh? George can’s bale thin hone wallet? 
Yes, thin hone. Thin hone hele thickness’ banknotes. Prayer turning tore from a pressed ‘lligator wallet, took all credit careens from wihinsides same wallet, threw walleyed eon into grey slate gutter e’ skied about one foot, stubbed butt, against the curb.
Okay. Listen. I can’t take it back. Red-X’s goal is perfection. If I take it back, well—
Well what?
I may lose my job.
Oh? Like I care.

All right, bent George, snitching up the money. But—I need a little bit to decide. Just turn back around kneel down like before; like, ‘es, so. Don't look back.
Smiley candlesticks. Golden crucifix. Glee leaf.
They knelt as Hanes pointed Prayer at a sign.
No beekeeping ever up top this altar rail.
Odd rule, whispered Prayer. Who’s to break it? 
Nobody, obviously. 
Heh. Heh. Just get scarlet wave caret leading eon out from under every altar. Of which there are more than a few.
Threadbare?
Threadbare.
God. Never knew.  

Crap schritt! Down this rug up that altar and, ‘cross those big drapes! Funny how your eon’s not to notice how threadbarely frayed-over it is, until you stare at it loose an’ a-long from inside, waiting. You get used to what a church ought to look like, cross-ta-Broward, you know, git, but’s; not how it really is. So every church seems so new, clean, fresh upon entering, but that’s just a lie from the magazine picture stuck to your ball, and seen everywhere else from then on. Oughta’ at least, but, it’s no tall eared stranger.
Wow. We never thought.
Waiting.
Yes I’ll probably lose my job. And then, Red-X will come by to ask you how this happened. What I did wrong. 
Me? Ask me how it happened? How the hell should I know how it happened?

Oh yah. Leek; lookie hupp; see’s large black crucifixion, with flesh colored Christ. Then see’s hone-boned out bainite blood, draped down from crown-thorns, see them? Then the wound. See the wound? 
Waiting. Quiet.
Think so, said Hanes—thuough ha’ flextime his convent sayed Prayer's interring the kitchen dishes kitchen using reed, and a chickee towel, while all long his Prayer sat haired out in his straight tall-backed chair. Or, out some such holy blade, some chapel space—but inward you know—or some convent chapel. Tee hee. Chapel eel. What chapel. Eel. Backhind the straight of the convent in the workspace where the nuns hung their habits to dry on long lines. And mama making cookies or cakes for the nuns’ waiting room of hung habits. Shoo wash. Shoo wash. But, Praeger never got so eel’d into the convent as mother’d. Mother’d da braying out her big yellow frame screened brooch. Everything else inside inside was ear inside Rhea and her ear chapel. There at the very center-back the ales so, mute, hushed, as should be on each other, when meeting on any street but where are the bullets are the bullets not coming?
Not coming, maybe? Maybe not at all coming, but.

Oh. Okay. But, been IBM church few seconds anyway. So why? 
Abe’s stooge alone handling two handled multi-guns of handsome stained glass colors lying all about. That way shadows cross over him waiting. So that way’s not good. 
All shadow. So? If he rises turning to challenge George?


Alone. Yup. All time. Lonely. He squinted to see faces but it was always so hard. But say we here’s ten of us now how’s bouts we go back in the hind altar storeroom.
Hoke.
Sir. This is way too important to joke about.  
Who’s joking? I’m not joking. 
Yes, you were.
No! 

Waiting. Waiting. And long last, when this day’s gone and done for, a man in green vestments, host held high, will need to whelk ooze, ‘n besiege mother, at the sin thirty mass. Where is this death?
Is this death?
Uh! Swoop! Then to a room of small large and huge concrete people, where they flowed to the last unoccupied space, and, the people being super heavy, they could lean back resting into them without feel of falling, as things being said were Mister Prayer-Hanes, how's things? Hey, Mister Prayer-Hanes gooey, see you. Mister Prayer-Hanes. Adore. Haven't seen your ages what’s up? Mister Prayer-Hanes over here, ‘ve something t’tell you. Yes. Yes. Yes, there were no such baubles. As a smatter of fact, we even scoured down into and through to the far-side of a tiny room much like this one, live as a cat, with walls all grey, nab-steam style brown floor, some fee relish-spatter off a lost lunch, apparently, and—coloured bee with its thin mattress eel, green blanket lamprey, and small end table barnickular clock. Ash Big Ben Boom. All, a-sizzle. 
Drattapackula.

That’s tooey. Then also, clock.
Oh?
Okay. All right. Here. Here’s another option—
Hand up, sharp!
I don’t want options! I just want you to go away.
Sorry, I can’t. Hear me out. Please. 
Trembling. Trembled. 

Yes. Everybody knees clock. Everybody must always know what time it is. A clock catches what time it is.  When all allonym coulee loses track o’ time, clock will not. When all Azon your coulee lose track everything gun eye not wavering t’all, clock will not. Now that biome hee occurred t’ him, George hee tic saw his clock, knew what time it was, but there were eon clocks or watches. Too many. Thus. Biting lib, his gun rose slightly.
Son, look. Her arms, that statue, ban Vatican, in that big church. 
That shining white smooth abolished marble Pieta statue. Yes! What art!  

Seeing something special when alone, is meaningless. There must be someone there t’ glance sidelong at, say, Wow, look at that. Isn’t that something. Note not no question.
No question. Statement.
Absolute truth.
Agreed! 
Then after toward home. Old frame houses on Nivens' streetball’d with at least three round vices each on their way toward home. On the round block Aikens' street too on the same way. Oh lore let t’whole whorle be like Nivens' street, thought all ever living on Niven’s street.  Annually they packed St. Stephen’s with more even like, Oh Lore, force brotherhood upon all your bauble. And all for their gooey divemastering neighborhood. But at the same time, that was brotherhood. Let it be that way for all o’ yours, lore. Like commonly purposed antlike bugs crawling. And so backanda’ church the Prayer's eyes close in, on eon.

Beautifully all Rosen fragranced, eh?
Yes. And, for sure, he'll see Streeter’s heaven. 
Truly.
All nod.
Later the Hanes of them tee-hee been kissed once, just once, on a sleeping lawn, next door, under, twilight, in that other place. Before.
First time?

Yesso. Fust.
Here. Here. 
What are you doing?
Opening the package. This is a last resort—if you see what you bought it may refresh your memory. 
I bought nothing. Don’t bother with that. Go away.
I can’t. Red-X policy—okay here. 
Look.
Teat was why eye things eye few. That was t’ excuse, gooey Ong Gooey. Was enough for now, that is.
Yah?
Yah. He took’s has eyes eon from ou’ front.
Oh!
I know, I know. ‘mazing ‘tis is. By that Mister Prayer-Hanes's bony neck.

Then even later, after settling in their new space, they relaxed over a great pleasant meal with their new gooey friends, in laughter caring; in the feeling of being completely contented. And, also in some other Bart’s church, where rhea Prayer rhea’d, the celebrant wore ebonee vestments, with brown paneling all around, for the very first time. So proud. Too proud. Foolish human creatures, come be swept off heaven, all ‘cause hell.
Oh? Why?
Because God was merciful, but Hell was forever. Hat kin’a sin deserves forever.
True. So true.

But then, the Big Gush; green brow swam water went home soaked green brown from chest felt father hee say, Oh my! Goes, an’ strobed him out scrubbed him down, with oared bristle brushes, Octagon slob, while, while stooged down deep bathtubbers, similar to the Our Father, full of greys, walk-talkie yelled at scrubbing time. Yak with reed hone-brisks  backforthing rough brushes. 
Deserved! Yes! Filthy boy. 
Filthy! You got no business whapping slabs.
Here. Look. It’s a book. 
So?
You still don’t remember? Remember you bought a book?
No.
Or, at least if you're going, Tx go whe’ swam, be careful.
There are snakes than water. Ripping biters.
There's too much black stinking mule eon there, eel strong smelling o’ skunk cabbages, cattails. Bet you fell off that rotten ‘eck eon there too ta’, ain’t ya?

 Yeps. Plus, wore suits of raw burnt stinging skin, scrubbed clean by such a father, with such a coarse brush. Because, there’ll be no more such fathers. 
Filthy boy.
‘t stinks!
Goes earn you. It stinks.
So; in revermorniam, mercy love was filling the church standing stooge naked clean glowing before Father, cleaned by Fetzer’s Father's love, all along brushes tearing hob skin raw blood-ugly, but clean.

Tears wellie, tears well. How coulee not have understood all along? E’en back that day when Ox had chicken dinner at Mary's, with Solly, with Laie’s black wallet on’d table. With that atom spin-swinging under her neon sign. Solly hee’d just been talking about hiring Mister Prayer-Hanes at the hardware store. Solly hoe always thought Mister Prayer-Hanes was gooey. Mph. Bu’ ain’t know Mister Prayer-Hanes like others up town. Ani wallet hee just lay there on the beer glass rings eaten into t’ wooden table. Mister Prayer-Hanes hee eon it. Hot! So, when Solly vane back from a men's room, would xató Mister Prayer-Hanes, xató Yan, couldn’t help yet ‘au’ everyone’s always e-pee bu hating Mister Prayer-Hanes. We mean I could say a thousand stories like this to you but all meansly quite simple. He couldn’t help but make ‘ybody hate him. He could crouch behind bows, with his eons out, bu’—they would still hate him.

Anne you at the altar rail there! Rob flog!
Here. Here—look here. The first page. Of the book you bought. Read it.
No—why?
Because. Help me strive to preserve Red-X perfection. Please.
Will you leave if I read it?
Yes I will leave.
Good! Here.
Bent in over—words. 
Words read words. 

Package for you, sir. You'll end bu standing naked light before Father, ready ze clothe robes light if you’re file with these things, truly. Package? Abe Goes’ love queenly roared blunging over rocks nearby. Yes. Shares on marble spraying stained glass light bounding meant even horribly boring brayers were still being bring answered. Right here. Behold that beautiful banner of St. Francis—and this magnificent reliquary of whole old bone—what places, what things, how joyful! Right hand up fast palm out. Yes! No, no. God is not cruel enough to send you to hell, fresh clear light, but, God’s love’s what was right so, not afraid bu bu but ‘ut, there’re fox sure be no mercy for George when police’en finally found over ‘m back in that other good t’ be gone out from under it life. I am sorry, but—this package can’t possibly be for us. Spit spit spit on him splat’s sop deserved, when they dragged him away to a better suited space. Out front St. Stephen’s Church. Since it is. Because it is. Yes it is. And so it is.

Essay from Z.I. Mahmud

Research Paper Title “Reincarnation of nature lover imaginaries and the revolutionary environmentalist stewardship movement”


By: Z I Mahmud B.A. (Hons) English ID-3058 Email: zimahmud_anan@yahoo.com
Phone: 9038532047, Residence: Property 980 ii Floor, Rani Bagh, Shakurbasti, Delhi-110034
Satyawati College Morning Shift University of Delhi


Abstract


Emergence of ecocriticism and environmental humanities have canonized transforming transmutation and wondrous metaphysics from sci-fi into the realm and repository of cli-fi. Today’s paper presentation will gracefully auspice in debriefing phenomenal and
spectacular marvel solutions to the climate change crisis including complementary extensions to focusing the gravitas of organic food, livestock and fisheries security and nutritional stewardship projects to harvesting and recycling water reservoirs in the light of posthumous environmentalism movement laureate authoress of ‘Silent Spring’
Rachel Carson’s legacy behind the sceptred captures of wildlife, nature and ecological documentary filmmaker David Attenborough’s production of the thematic narrative discourse analysis.


Outlining The Briefing of The Genesis


How can we cultivate the motifs and interests of today’s citizenship environmental movement and sub-urban environmental stewardship in emerging competitive anthropocene through intriguing worldviews. Indeed this is inevitable that we have become a major force of nature in this new Anthropocene epoch…Anthropogenic climate change have begun ever since the Industrial Revolution and Romanticism
thwarts the ignominious evils of earth being overthrown to the greenhouse gases emissions and the stimulating cascades of global warming phenomenon.

Have you ever imagined the consequences of catastrophic unnaturalness of nature! Time has announced the heraldry of reincarnate Rachel Carson from the immuration of entombment amidst nuclear radioactive disintegration, her feminine golden brown
traces of tresses in agricultural pastoral suburban landscapes leachate, fallen down microcosmic microscopic slides in polluted and contaminated streamlined canals, marshy swamps, lakes and rivulets and her archives records cassettes scattering shattered upon the desks of policy-makers… Pledges of billions of currencies
green bonds investments by different institutional bodies of agencies and organizations.

Will money suffice or attitudes and values be fundamentally or universally truths of fortuitous and intuitive investment in efforts of climate change mitigation? Dear Audience, I invite you to the in depth analysis and manifesting contemplation of terrains and avenues of post environmental politics and environmental posthumanities and
afterwards exploratory voyage of prospects for the future generations’ enthronement of green utopianism.


Moral Climatology And Climate Justice In Serendipity of Sequestration Or Encroachment


Filming in the frozen world “Curious Leopard Seals” The Frozen Planet II team travelled over the roughest seas in the world to film a special behaviour-leopard seals hunting penguins, Kathryn Jeffs, the director, reports, “Despite the beauty of South Georgia the bite of the extreme cold can’t be forgotten about. Eventually the crew became too interesting to resist and the leopard seals came for a look. With only their mouths to investigate the new arrivals, this can lead to some disastrous consequences for the crew…And that’s just the beginning of their problems…But soon their luck starts to change. With their luck changing, it’s time to head back into the water. The crew find the courage to brave not only the seals but also the bitter cold once again. The leopard seals thoroughly investigate the crew.

They are gentle and curious with the team, allowing them to enjoy an incredible interaction with this fascinating top predator.”
Ladies and gentleman, after these icebreakers I am sure you would wonder and marvel of the apprehensive misapprehension invoked by the wrath of glaciers melting of the Antarctica and NASA Earth Observatory is indeed noteworthy and credible for an
insightful significance.


Antarctic sea ice peaks in September (the end of Southern Hemisphere winter) and usually retreats to a minimum in February.
These image pairs show the average concentration of Antarctic sea ice for the month of September (left) and the following February (right) from September 1990 to February. Opaque white areas indicate the greatest concentration, and dark blue areas are
open water. All icy areas pictured here have an ice concentration of at least 15 percent (the minimum at which space-based measurements give a reliable measure), and cover
a total area that scientists refer to as the “ice extent.”


The yellow outline shows the median sea ice extent in September and February from 1981 to 2010. Extent is the total area in which the ice concentration is at least 15 percent. The median is the middle value; that is, half of the extents were larger than the line, and half were smaller.


From the start of satellite observations in 1979 to 2014, total Antarctic sea ice increased by about 1 percent per decade. Whether the increase was a sign of meaningful change is uncertain because ice extents vary considerably from year to year around Antarctica. For three consecutive Septembers from 2012 to 2014, satellites observed new record highs for winter sea ice extent. These
highs occurred while the Arctic was seeing record lows.
The climb came to an end in 2015, and significant decreases in sea ice around Antarctica started to occur in 2016. There have been small rebounds in recent years, but nowhere near the record high of 2014.


Pernicious Doomsday: Climate Change Crisis Diabolical Aftermath of Demonic Gigantism


Extreme climactic conditions affecting the globe with instances of North Polar Artic or South Antarctic Icebergs melting, snow-cliffs and Himalayan avalanches, desertification and droughts, floods, hurricanes, blizzards and glaciers melting, storm surges and
torrential blizzards, unseasonal rainfall patterns, coastal tidal flooding with sea level rising, apocalyptic changes in global temperatures, destruction of habitats along with extinction of critically endangered species or infestation of invasive species, vulnerability
of changes in the genetic materials of living organisms including pathogenic microbial agents contaminants’, vectors’ triggering mutations and making their likelihood of susceptibility to epical chances of survival even throughout adverse environmental
circumstances, pollution and toxicity and so on.


Future Prospects of Ecological Citizenship By Future Generations


Consumerism and commodification of mother earth nature and deep ecology on a large scale is the flip of the coin’s another side and togetherness of small scale individual naturalists perspectives, environmentally friendly green lifestyles and attitudes including
the renovation and refurbishment of aestheticising antiquarian quintessence of naturalness in touchstones of college cafeterias stewardship or voluntarism of veggies seedbank and germination and harvest of foods, veggies and fruits alike projects, will
be delineated.

On the commentary of Tagore’s open mindedness and cosmic divination liberal philosophical views have catered in curatorship, advocacy or stewardship of Romantic Poetry in action encompassing and encapsulating the sublimity and tranquility
found in nature’s abode-the seedlings of deep ecology rooted within human desires, motivations, feelings and emotions, attitudes and values. Rabindranath Tagore’s modernization and industrialism in upbringing of agricultural transformation of pastoral
Shantiniketan was not merely acquaint us of carbon or ecological footprints incurred by his heir-apparent foreign educated agriculture, livestock and animal husbandry graduate Rathindranath Tagore upon his arduous journey through travelling with oceanic cruise.


Disembarking homeland, both father and son merited in accomplishing spectacle of modern Gibson Graham’s inventory of ideas for an imaginary of belonging in the Anthropocene colonial and post modern clime. Alternative economics booming “adventures in living” at the regional level such as employee-owned cooperatives,
peer-to-peer information commons and community sponsored agricultural hubs. In Tagorean Visva-Bharati and Shantiniketan, disappearance of entanglements between environmental and humans, ecological crisis and governance, matter and meaning,
flesh or word is a marvel.


Conclusion . .


Of symposia and colloquia we should be enlivening in experiencing the magnanimity of Science Barge of Hudson Valley, New York and, therein, we shall abandon the troubadour of nature and culture divide through fostering symbiotic unison with futuristic escape from climate change crisis. Well, let me acquaint you with the fact that floating
urban farms and environmental education centers are deemed to be coalesced with human beings’ imaginative magical spell habitation, a practical reality.


Further Reading and References

Four Problems, Four Directions For Environmental Humanities Toward Critical Posthumanities For The Anthropocene, Author: Astrida Neimanis, Cecilia Asberg and Johan Hedren, Source: Ethics and the Environment, Volume 20, No, 1, Spring 2015, pages. 67-97 and published by the Indiana University Press.

Poetry from Mykyta Ryzhykh

can't live alive
gays can't love

soldiers kill each other not kiss

***
my body can be mine
someone uses my body at will
my body can be separate from me
my body is too human
my body is too heteronormative
my body repels me
my body humiliates me
my body won't let me sleep
i want to wake up

***
two boys kiss like doves
sky overhead

soon morning
we will be stoned to death

***
a woman
with tears instead of a body
digs her own grave and becomes
a small insect for big husband

***
the body has grown without me
the woman from the clinic said that
I was a woman and I exploded on a mine of disappointment
quiet waves on the shore of a loud clumsy body in my understanding
small white mouse
huge hooded crow
eternal wall between me and me


***
Night city seeks protection in the sun
City (not) says:
(Silence)

It's raining
/ /
(Devastation)

White men and black guns
Bullets are ringing:
Skr dzg jz

People die:
Quiet
Quiet

***
The red triangles of the walls of this night - everything is already clear that you are not

Everything is so clear
Everything is so clear
***
Faces fell to the ground,
And in a stupid head only one question:

whose?

***
Bloody blood burger with
Рotatoes fries free
Freedom
From the rules of the road and
Laws of gravity
Desires of narratives
Оwn body

Who will win the last war in the world
And what's next

Small bird
At the glass of a non-existent universe

Red rednery
Instead of green greenery
Diluted cola
Sunken eyes

Automaton shins
With soda gas\gas chambers
Video and photography
Porn online free
In the depths of the graves

***
Without solving the problems of existence
Finding no reason for it
Metro dispatcher
To this woman who will no longer become a mermaid
Not for the first time or for the last time
Allowed to die
Tirhi tirhi lonely wind
In the abdomen of escalators station
Go drink the chicks of memories
They start talking in order to
It was not heard
Tears
Between the female ribs
And who said she was a woman
Who counted her ribs
Who ever said
That you (can) die
Dispatchers in the subway
###
In the morning the station was disinfected
No traces of memories were found
Responsible
Place for signature

Winner of the international competition Art Against Drugs, Bronze Medalist of the Chestnut House Festival, laureate of the Tyutyunnik literary competition. Nominated for a Pushcart Prize.
Published in the journals Dzvin, Ring A, Polutona, Rechport, Topos, Articulation, Formaslov, Colon, Literature Factory, Literary Chernihiv, Tipton Poetry Journal, Stone Poetry Journal, Divot journal, dyst journal, Superpresent Magazine, Allegro Poetry Magazine,  Alternate Route, Better Than Starbucks Poetry & Fiction Journal, Littoral Press, Book of Matches, on the web portals Literary Center and Soloneba, and in the Ukrainian literary newspaper Ice Floe Press.

Poetry from Chris Butler

Billion Dollar Bombs, Baby

We human beings are
squishy, soft little blobs
pumped full of life's liquid
that can be killed
by a sharpened stick,
but we decided
to go all the way to
the other end
of the spectrum
to mass extinction.



Barbarism in the Next Apocalypse

If society were to break down,
if civilization reverted back to basic animal instinct,
if there were no laws or government,
if there were no rules or regulations,
if the food was to become scarce,
if the storms were to come ashore,
if the levees were to break,
if the lights were to turn off,

most cruel men would not be murderers or profiteers,
they would become rapists.



Meltdown

Is the world's most dangerous
elephant's foot
afraid of a mouse,
as much as we are
afraid of its next step?



The first day of hell

on your last day on earth, the person you
could have become will meet the person you
became.



Plague

The rats will follow us to the moon,
stowaways in the circuits of space rockets,
settling in the walls of our little colonies,
sneaking to eat all of the celestial cheese
and transit and transmit the fleas of disease.  

Chris Butler is an illiterate poet howling from the Quiet Corner of Connecticut.

Poetry from Donna Dallas

Time Gets So Big

What’s left 
are my mother’s linens 
and every damn coffee cup 
chipped and cracked 

What’s gone - the summer leaves 
stunning 
when examined up close
in the strips of sunlight
that dart through the trees 

Why so sad? Don’t reminisce….. 
it will remind you of us 
of this – that time just grows 
so big like that 

It’s an ache in my toe 
(from a bunion that grew out of the side of my foot)
cracks in the walkway 
my child’s college tuition 
haunting to be paid 
unopened boxes of candles 
forever waiting for laughter
to be paired with glasses clinking…..
 
We braced ourselves 
for those tremendous waves 
at Jones beach 
we just dove into their bellies before they hit
we caved into each other 
in preparation for all the deaths

so big - the list 
of thank you cards I meant to send 
another wedding 
another baby born 
somewhere 
in this endless family 

 
-- We Don’t Stop --

Who can wrap their pretty head around it 
shrouds me with busy-ness – am I busy enough?
can’t I just watch - for a moment
as the hummingbirds delicately
buzz the feeder? 
stare at their sweetness
before death stares into me

Feel my heart
rapid now
slower soon
slowly
time just gets so big like that
so fast

 
Devil’s Playground

I got lost 
in the aisles of your woe 
shopped all your poisons 
passed row after row 
of angels 
with harps on warped rocking chairs 
 
Thought time was a falling leaf 
yet I’m still here 
bones and soul 
body a violin case 
holding the shroud of Jesus 
 
I’m old like the music 
that echoes through the store 
my head is concrete 
lead pellets in my socks 
dragging corpses 
through centuries of wardrobes 
stage after stage 
drug after drug 
journeys that left us 
with permanent memory loss 
a gimp 
and missing teeth 
like who’d a thought…
a walk in the park 
an ancient game of handball
long drag of a cigarette
O-shaped smoke
eyes so freakishly blue they glowed 
 
Who’d a thought
we would create kryptonite
and it would blow up into a long-winded
sci-fi flick with us
as the creepy creatures left sifting through 
the scraps
 

When God Made Man

He put that extra succulent rib
in man’s body
only later to rip it from him - that perfect baby back
and rewire it with a few upgrades

We knew back then to hold tight
grip our orgasms
work fingers to bone
a kids mouth
forever sucking

We knew back then
we were fused
with mooncut bone
some extra-terrestrial beam
perhaps to wreak havoc on man
who couldn’t bare the thought
of any one of us fugitives 
being the backbone
of their succession