i woke up today. the Earth was dry windblown and brittle. cars in parking lots reduced to dust-covered, monochromatic shapes.
glaciers did not melt.
evaporation was the new trend.
creeks became thirsty.
rivers no longer flowed.
the great basins and reservoirs formed enormous scabs:
land bridges for emaciated minds; congregations of narrow-eyed mosquitoes lapped at delicate coffees.
robots of convention declared absolutely, “300 days of sunshine a year!” amidst a record-breaking drought.
all vermin thrived with no place left to drown. and everything was the same as yesterday.
words and photos by Jay Halsey