Deep-sea Tremors

From buried cracks And open wounds Shrouded scales Begin to seep. Cutting across murky waters Into buried memories And forgotten half-truths, Inky fingerprints Preserve their presence Alongside court proceedings And local weather reports. Over time these sightings Are recalled as prophecies; Portents of the restless Earth That slyly secrete themselves As cherished traditions.   Curious … Read more

Bewildered Blooms

Hidden behind the fragility Of a sub-Antarctic archipelago, A speck of shamrock shimmers On a sea of turquoise.   Exploding into life this fleck Becomes a floating forest; Vacuous blues graffitied with Organic, dancing tones of green.   Rising white beacons of sediment Carried on clandestine currents, Breathing new life into This aquatic wasteland.   … Read more

A Scavenging Song

Sea air shimmers in the evening haze; The gentle rays from a setting sun Reflect the remnants of the passing storm, Cascading skywards in prismic hues to Dry the feathers of the Eastern Meadowlarks That drowsily skim the ocean’s skin. Beneath translucent, foaming waves Shapes begin to dance, unseen; Their shrill stripes intertwined With shadows … Read more

A Plastic Paradise

At the far edges of the world, Hidden deep amongst the Raging seas and rising waves Laze a series of secret atolls and coral coves; Remote islands that are almost entirely Untouched by human hands. Untouched by human hands, But maimed by the detritus that those hands have wrought. As coffee lids and toothbrushes Bathe … Read more

Chemically Preserved in Jelly

Translucent orbs of moonlight Sail along our chalky coasts. Encased in an envelope Of teals and sapphires, Their chemical composition Reveals the secret tracks And hidden pathways Of a thousand Thousand Squares of liquid land. By mapping their nutrients Across soggy habitats We use these charts To navigate the channels Of our uncertainty.   We … Read more

Washing Our Worries Onto Others

The blushing sun conceals A dirty secret. So in our quest for BEAUTY We shield our glowing frames From its spiteful rays; Basting our bodies like Pigs in blankets Of congealed and Aromatic fat. Whilst roasting in our tins Of solar opulence Thermodynamics indicates that We are now hotter Than we once were. And so … Read more

In Hidden Trenches

Within the deepest creases, out of sight, You glide along the ocean’s murky floor; Surviving in the darkest realms of night, Your body writhes above a sticky maw. Then when we drag your carcasses ashore, We prod and poke to see what we might find; And like the sailors who did come before, We read … Read more

Plastic Food

The oceans are awash with our debris, As plastics from our lives flow down the drain And travel down hewn channels to the sea, Where laced with man-made poisons they remain. Through plankton they leach into the food chain, As fish consume this fouled and tainted meal; The plastics then cross over to their brain, … Read more

Forbidden Dreams

You cast off with a heavy heart, A flash of bloodshot as you leap; And even though this is the start, The ocean waves call you to sleep.   Between two hemispheres of blue, You search for scraps of food to eat; A desolate and naval view, The ocean waves call you to sleep.   … Read more

The Coral has a Chance (Shame that Chance is Us)

The warming of the seas signals the end For many living gardens in full bloom; The bleaching of the coral is a trend, The killing of the algae bringing doom. But there may yet still be some breathing room, Some species can these warm waters withstand; Their spreading larvae could yet lift the gloom. To … Read more

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