Amazon Reef, COP15 Really?

Atlantic blue crush
Unequalled Amazon Reef
Hard red algae
Supreme low-light

World’s largest River
Twelve billion yearly
Vrooming silt tons,
Muddy magic
Two hundred twenty-two
Yawning hidden metres,
Nowhere else Reef species,
Sponges drubbing cancers!

Enter Brazilian Petrobras
BIG subsidised OIL,
Seismic surveying
Smithereens smashers,
Fifty-six thousand
Kilometres squared,
Incomparable corals
Seventy fish kinds
Sea turtles
Petrobras doomed Reef.

President Lula
Protect the Reef!
Seismic mayhem.
Montreal COP15
Nature-related taskforce,
Forty corporations
Planetary wreckers
Voluntary initiatives,
Insane psychobabble!

Earthly uproar
Upright hearts
Mother’s goodness
Courageous Climate Gen,
Aggressive direct action
Four point two billion strong!

© 2022 Reese Halter

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Reese Halter

Reese Halter is a bees/trees/seas defender.
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