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Spadina Literary Review  —  edition 17 page 24

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Last Dance

by Gregg Dotoli

the slow burn endures
as money-green carbon deniers
play a ravaging death dance
acidic seas sway
swinging to que sera, sera
wind-blasted trees stoop like ballerinas
to gusting cracking notes
swaying to que sera, sera
Polar caps melting
spawning eerie weather
and new dirges
Rainbows and lightning
form natural stages
for the extant to extinct finale
Biota in decline and decay
fragile and frail
mumbles que sera, sera
we're not here to stay
we're not here to stay