OCTOBER IN ALASKA: WHERE’S THE SNOW? OR, IS THIS GLOBAL WARMING?

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Just above the melting Godwin Glacier, over

The seaport of Seward,

The sun explodes like a ball of fire.

Wakey, wakey! It shouts, splashing a

bucket of icy crystals down the

Kenai Fjords and out across the anchorage.

 

Yesterday the water was calm,

The surface smooth as pine-colored glass.

Not even a raindrop for a rippling effect.

Today, a slight northern wind causes the water

to sparkle and wrinkle like corrugated steel.

Beyond, small waves break as a pod

of orcas perhaps search for silver salmon

and fishermen return to Resurrection Bay.

 

 

 

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