Ode to Rare Right

Days old
North Atlantic Right,
An eye blink,
Gaunt “Sea of Darkness”
Big Oil’s
Ear-splitting cannons,
Horror-struck
Doomed whales!

Petroleum’s
Cauldron ocean heat,
Missing phytoplankton
(Vital oxygen-makers!)
Tiny crustacean scarcity,
Famished
Unescorted,
Mother seismic-shocked!

Alone
Morehead, North Carolina
Pier’d protection,
Unfed
Unloved
Undefend’d,
Dearly departed.

Three days,
Forgone century
Shepherding lifespan!
Oceans,
Human health mirror,
Sick, dying, dead
Humanity’s future.

Resistance Climate Gen,
Bees
Trees
Seas
Virtuous vegans,
Mother’s safekeepers!

© 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.
Email: HalterBooks@gmail.com to order

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