Bob Ross Solves Global Warming

Elizabeth Oxley’s first poetry collection, After April Rain, contains twenty-nine poems and nine illustrations that chart the course of one “good girl” navigating landscapes…

Bob Ross Solves Global Warming

Here’s a happy little scene. Let’s take our two-inch brush,
load the bristles with Titanium White—make
criss-cross strokes, little exes across the page.

Cross out landfills and jam-packed traffic,
smother burning forests, erase the ocean’s trash.
We’ll put some pink in the sky, pull it down

from the corners. Take Cadmium Yellow,
make a happy little sun. Use dabs of white
to give polar bears back their ice, Sap Green

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