Safeguarding Last Rights

True ice whales,
Colossal crowns,
Perfect strainers,
Seventeen grand metres
Sixty-four big tonnes,
Your Highnesses!

One day tonne
Food snackers,
Plump blubbers!
Slow swimmers,
Easy targets:
New England whalers
Ship strikes
Lethal fishing line
Cannonading seismic surveys,
Monstrous marine heatwaves.

Three hundred or so
Remaining Ice Majesties,
Biden administration
New rules,
Undoing Trump’s
Economic noose,
Mother looters
Agonising Age,
Mercy me!
Get outta Oceans.

© 2023 Reese Halter
Agitate. Disrupt. Defend.

Reese Halter

Reese Halter is a bees/trees/seas defender.
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