For forty-six wonderful years,
Spot on fluke thrilled us,
Awesome mysterious humpback kin,
Glacier Bay Sitka Sound,
Magdalena Escarpment Sea of Cortez.
Stranded lifeless Killisnoo Island,
Way too young to leave!
Superb oxygen-maker carbon-storer,
May thee seafloor enrich,
Gone but not forgotten.
Fishers fluke scarred,
Wretched pain fraught,
Planet-destroying horrid industry,
Fishing bone cutting entanglement gear,
Forever poisons rubbish marine debris.
If you eat ocean,
You are culprit,
Poisons plastics biomagnify,
Wee bits lethal mouthfuls,
Antiaging. Compassion. Coexist.
If you can’t change mind,
You can’t change anything!
Eat lowest hanging fruit,
Salubrious plant-based diet!
Fifty TRILLION yearly souls,
Murderous subsidised fisheries.
Agitate. Disrupt. Defend.
Reese Halter is a bees/trees/seas defender.
His upcoming book, Unearthly Wails is a special edition, a collection of poetry
illustrated by renowned Ojibwa artist Terry McCue.
Email: HalterBooks@gmail.com for your prepublication order.