Distant mountains are blue in hazy sky
dead trees reach branches into endless sky
chasing insects, aerobatic swifts dance
never stopping as they caress the sky
people with umbrellas rush through the streets
as grey clouds move slowly across the sky
the town is surrounded by factories
pumping toxins into poisonous sky
scientists stare at their computer screens
as rockets launch progress into the sky
(for a more optimistic view, please feel fere to read the couplets in reverse order!)
ghazal for Totally Optional Prompts
I also have a ghazal in the ghazal page Moon Radif Challenge, which went live today. The main page for the challenge is here and you can read my poem if you scroll down on this page.
You can read my earlier ghazals here and here.