Art: "Climate Change 101" by Sharon Matusiak.Poetry: "Meditation Under Chestnut Tree" by Margaret Kaplan. When the world is newborn, every hour is the most important hour of your life. I wept like a man weeps at the actual end. Leaves were crisp and temporary like dollar bills beneath my dress. I was going to build the world but this time not of shame. Something grand or minuscule as ovum; or I would tie a cord tight, as tight as I could, around my waist until it was a racetrack. Baby, no one asked me, what will you become? Everything eroding always. Everything assailable. Somewhere bright sun groped rows of linen cover-ups. Hot melt. Glass plates formed at the bottom of the trench out of near-human resilience. Goddamnit, I begged: remain the scalding, stubborn fluid.