As our throngs of loyal poetry readers no doubt noticed, the weekly climate poem took a bit of a breather after its last appearance. Apparently it has senatorial aspirations and was just “trying on the whole multi-week break thing for size.” But it’s now back in session.

Like students overwhelmed by back to school,
Our senators their heels are keeping cool.

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By which I mean they’re not in a great rush
To float some sort of climate legis — HUSH!

Not true, says Reid’s man Manley, it’ll pass.
That’s right, says Gibbs: we’re gonna kick some ass!

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There’s so much we can do, there’s lots, there’s plenty.
But first we’ve gotta get through the G-20.