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.