Fisheries, Fossil Fuels, Scrawny Blue Whales

Your half-ton
Highnesses’ hearts,
Fiendish fisheries,
Simmering seas,
Horrendous Homo sapiens,
A thousand pardons!

Mesmerising metres,
Two hundred
Titanic tonnes,
Bodacious Blues!

Great Australian Bight
Calamitous combustion HEAT,
Blue’s food
Mother’s heroes
Krill quadrillions
Missing in action,
Bony Blues!

South Pole,
Chinese fishing armada
Obliterating krill
Sixty-fold hike!
Age of Agony.

Fossil-fuelled HEAT
Antarctic sea ice liquefyin’,
Missing overwinter
Iced underbelly algae
Krill kibbles,
Dreadful death!

By yearly Jove
Mother’s Climate solvers!
South Pole krill
Sequester twelve
Combust’d billion
Carbon tonnes,
Chinese, Russian
Almanack belch.
Get outta Oceans!

Passing bell
Mother’s pneumonia,
Killing krill
Death knell,
Furnace sleepwalkers
Homeless Homo sapiens,
Unwise Man!

© 2023 Reese Halter
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Reese Halter

Reese Halter is a bees/trees/seas defender.
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