Palm world in the Anthropocene, near Smoky Cape

Palm world in the Anthropocene

Black shafts mine the earth’s nourishment

renewed by the urgency of fire circling country

uncoordinated since Botany Bay.


Slender gothic columns stencil early morning,

the library of leaves open once more accepting light

and start climbing for the attention of a sun god.


Life remodels ruins extensively, opportunity knocks

as natural competition has significant global impact.

After five mass extinctions we live through the sixth right now.