BBC — Chalypsography
BBC iPlayer lets us watch again
as Attenborough intones that life on earth —
rainforest, mountain, plain, and arctic ice,
blue ocean’s depth and girth, the thin air’s height —
is screwed. We watch our plastic (on 4K
ultra HD curved screen with surround sound)
now bob its absurd way, as rubber ducks,
on currents round the globe; as fishing ropes
entangle turtles; micro beads infest
the plankton, poisoning whales. Fuck humans! Go!
Turn off TV! Arrest the web! Reverse!
Forego the wireless! No more oil-based pain!
So ditch that tablet; come and join with me,
for the nonce, in praise of chalypsography.