Brazil sends army to tackle Amazon Fires (BBC News, 24th August 2019)

by Jack Cooper

Today, I wrote a poem.
I let a wasp outside.
I made a coffee, set out sugar.
When the wasp returned,
I gave it sugarwater.
I invited you in, changed outfits 
to make a statement.
I made us dinner, made conversation.
I suggested a walk.

You taught me the words for how sun is filtered
by a forest: sunblush, sunfleck, shivelight.

I remember that the air was fresh.