Swimming lessons are first
to prepare for the worst.
I guess sailing could be useful too.
Some kind of marshal art.
When things fall apart.
Self-defense in a world gone cuckoo.
Perhaps building a fire,
or recognizing a liar.
Who knows what will keep them alive?
Building shelter by hand,
coaxing food from the land.
When I’m gone what will help them survive?
The world’s begun cooking
and so I am looking
for ways to build skills and plant seeds,
to help my kids weather
well, weather the weather
in the new world we made with our greed.