Remember that you have only until November 1 to submit a winning "poem of provocation and witness" to the Split This Rock Poetry Contest. If you don't already, you will want also to subscribe to Split This Rock's Poem of the Week. This week's poem ("Past Tense" by Sam Taylor) opens with these numbers:
In the Great Depression of 2047,
a time of sorrow rivaled only
by the Global Unification Wars
of Spring 2029 to 2033,
in the Merlona Plague of 2104,
in the year of the forest die-off,
after the atmospheric hue reduction . . . .
From Nude Descending an Empire (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2014). Apatelodes merlona is a species of moth.