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

Who’ll Save the Seagrass?

A flowering home for turtles and fish, These mixed seagrass meadows harbour much life; Moving in currents with a gentle swish, Net global warming is less when they’re rife. By burying carbon deep beneath The sediment, stacked high in metres thick. Excess carbon deposits it could sheath, But now they are dying at rates too … Read more

The algae continue to bloom

The Arctic is warming so fast The Sea Ice will not always last, And as sunlight breaks through this tomb The algae continue to bloom.   The plankton absorb CO two, Give oxygen to the deep blue; But danger is starting to loom, The algae continue to bloom.   For as the plants increase in … Read more

The Oceans are Dying

The Oceans are dying; can this be so? It happened before, so scientists claim, One quarter of a billion years ago Will it happen again, are we to blame?   All marine creatures almost left the game Volcanic eruptions then caused the blow Now it’s mankind that has entered the frame The Oceans are dying; … Read more

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