Congolese Cowboy Carnage

Critically endanger’d,
Marvellous masterpieces
Mother’s unnegotiables,
Sharks, rays!

Ocean fish keepers:
Long lifers
Slow low reproducers
Population regulators
Fitness instructors
Disease strong-armers,
Untouchable medicos!

Republic of Congo
Shark, ray Armageddon
Juvenile killing spree!
Hand to mouth
Hunger pangs?
Eighty million arable hectares
Five million people,
Introducing industrial hemp
Herculean FOOD,
Burgeoning World market,
Get outta ocean!

Three-year rampage,
Seventy-three thousand
Scalloped hammerheads
Black tips
Lemons, catsharks, others
Ruthlessly murder’d,
Simplifying Sea
Agonising Age,
Reckless unforgivably!

© 2023 Reese Halter
Agitate. Disrupt. Defend.

Reese Halter

Reese Halter is a bees/trees/seas defender.
Unearthly Wails is a special edition, a collection of poetry
illustrated by renowned Ojibwa artist Terry McCue.
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